Wednesday, March 4, 2009
The United States Barista Championship is being held at the Oregon Convention Center March 5-8. They say:
The USBC is an event designed to encourage and recognize professional achievement in the art of espresso beverage preparation and service. Competitors will prepare and service three coffee beverages - one espresso, one cappuccino, and one signature drink of their own creation - for four judges in a space of 15 minutes. The winner of the USBC goes on to represent the United States at the World Barista Championship.
How caffinated can I get? Last weekend I sweat through my shirt and couldn't sit still and that was just based on a couple of americanos. I am ready for the challenge, since the event is open to the public, free, and apparently will be rife with coffee samples and chocolate.