Team Baratza had a wonderful 3 days at USCC in Orange County, meeting so many great people in our industry. We volunteered at the Brewers Cup and Cup Tasters stages and got to see and experience, up close, the incredible presentations from the competitors. So much knowledge and love of coffee was shared by everyone. It takes a huge amount of preparation to make it to competition and we have great respect for all the competitors who take on the challenge of competition. As a prize sponsor, our grinders are now heading out to the Barista and Brewers Cup winners!
See the complete competition results here – thanks to Sprudge.com
Fun times were had at the GlitterCat Carnival on Saturday night, hosted by the wonderful crew at MoonGoat Coffee. Kat Melheim of CoffeePeople Zine and the GlitterCat team did a fabulous job organizing the event with fun things for everyone to pick and choose from!
It was cool to have our ForteBG’s on bar for the Brewers Cup Serve the Audience portion of the weekend and we saw lots of other grinders in various booths – the ability to easily travel and set up the grinders is a big win for Roasters and exhibitors.
See you at Coffee Expo in Portland! Booth 1651 😉