US Barista Competition

US Barista Championship

The US Barista Championship brought to you by Espresso Supply, Inc.

The United States Barista Championship (USBC) is a platform for baristas to enhance their espresso beverage making skills through an exciting and challenging competition. In 15 minutes, the barista must prepare and serve espressos, cappuccinos, and a personally designed signature beverage for four sensory judges; all while being assessed on their preparation abilities by two technical judges. The USBC is more than a competition; it’s a place to develop community and meet other coffee lovers from across the US. Throughout the year, baristas from all across the country compete in six regional competitions to qualify for this national event and the winner of the USBC will go on to represent the United States in the World Barista Championship.

 

 

United States Barista Competition Schedule:

Friday, April 25, 2014      
9:00am – 5:00pm            Round One
5:15pm                                  Finalist Announcements for the following competitions:

U.S. Cup Tasters Championship Winners announcement
U.S. Latte Art finalists
U.S. Barista Championship semi-finalists

Saturday, April 26, 2014
9:00am – 3:30pm           Semi-finals
4:15pm                                 Championships Announcements for the following competitions:

U.S. Barista Championship finalists
U.S. Brewers Cup finalists

Sunday, April 27, 2014
10:00am – 1:45pm           Finals
1:45pm - 2:30pm              "Barista All-Stars" by World Coffee Events
2:30pm – 4:00pm             United States Coffee Championships Winners Announcement

WATCH PETE LICATA’S 2013 WINNING PERFORMANCE:

past champions

Pete Licata

Competing for:
Parisi Coffee

Kansas City, MO

2013, 2011

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Katie Carguilo

Competing for:
Counter Culture Coffee

Brooklyn, NY

2012

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Michael Phillips

Competing for:
Intelligentsia Coffee; now with Handsome Coffee Roasters

Los Angeles, CA

2010, 2009

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Heather Perry

Competing for:
Klatch Coffee, Inc.

Upland, CA

2007, 2003

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Matt Riddle

Competing for:
Intelligentsia Coffee Company

Chicago, IL

2006

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Bronwen Serna

Competing for:
Hines Public Market Coffee

Seattle, WA

2004

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Phuong Tran

Competing for:
Zoka Coffee Roasters & Tea Co.

Seattle, WA

2005

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Kyle Glanville

Competing for:
Intelligentsia Coffee Company

Chicago, IL

2008

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Dismas Smith

Competing for:
Zoka Coffee Roasters & Tea Co.

Seattle, WA

2002

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