May the Best Barista Win…..

The USBC is less than 4 months away! Come one, come all to the SCAA’s 2009 United States Barista Championship, hosted by DaVinci Gourmet. The USBC is an exciting competition used to encourage and recognize professional achievement in the art and skill of espresso beverage preparation and service. Watch as competing baristas move through a maze of judges and photographers, maintaining composure while preparing and serving 12 coffee beverages-one espresso, one cappuccino, and one signature drink of their own creation, for each of the four sensory judges in the space of 15 minutes. Baristas from across the country have competed in one of 10 regional competitions throughout 2009-2010 to qualify and vie for the title of 2010 United States Barista Champion. Don’t miss the USBC Awards Ceremony Sunday, April 18 at 3:00 pm to find out who will represent the United States at the 11th Annual World Barista Championship held at Caffe Culture 2010, June 23-25 in London, UK.

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