U.S. Barista Championship
The regional coffee competitions include performances from professional baristas over a 3-day event. In a 15-minute presentation, competitors prepare and serve three courses of espresso based beverages to a panel of four sensory judges, two technical judges and one head judge. Competitors strive for a harmonious balance of sweetness, bitterness, acidity, and aromatics. A signature beverage is a highly innovative, freestyle espresso-based beverage created by the barista for the competition.
Road to the U.S. Barista Championship
1st – 6th place regional winners advance to compete at the U.S. Barista Championship which takes place at the U.S. Coffee Championships Arena in Long Beach, CA.
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