USCC Qualifying Event Day 1

Autumn (1)

The US Coffee Championships Qualifying Event got off to a great start yesterday. Competitors in both the US Barista Championship and US Brewers Cup qualifying events are battling for a chance to compete at the national level at the upcoming SCAA Event in Atlanta, GA. Panda, our Marketing & Brand Manager is in Kansas City to cheer on the competitors and give you a behind the scenes look at the world of barista competitions.

Processed with VSCOcam with a2 preset

Here we have a competitor using The Dragon Brewer at Brewers Cup. For first round of Brewers Cup all competitors brew the same coffee and are judged solely on flavor. If they move on they get to brew their own coffee and present it to the judges.

Processed with VSCOcam with a2 preset

It’s a barista competition so you know there’s plenty of coffee to go around. We picked up this beautiful macchiato from the BGA Cafe. Shoutout to Kickapoo Coffee for one of the best machs we ever had!

Processed with VSCOcam with a2 preset

You know we had to cheer on Mae Clark of Seattle’s very own Street Bean Coffee! Baristas only have 10 minutes to craft two espressos, two milk based drinks, and two signature drinks!!!

Autumn (2)

It’s not all about the coffee. Barista champ Laila Ghambari organized an incredible event called The Coffeewoman. She brought together an all star group of women coffee professionals to discuss their perspectives and experiences navigating their careers in the coffee industry.

Follow our adventure on social media and make sure to check back tomorrow for another recap! Twitter  Facebook  Instagram


1 Comment

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s