The Pittsburgh coffee community is happy to welcome the SCAA and Mid-Atlantic and Northeast Regional Barista Competition to Cranberry, hosted by local roaster Kiva Han. As a precursor to our region hosting the event, we thought it’d be fun and a good idea to invite the locals to a pre-function — a mock-competition where competitors can enjoy a trial run of their routines, compare notes, and prepare for the big event.
Join us at Simpatico Espresso for a look at how the competition works: the rules, routines, judging, and how good our local talent has developed.
Participating baristi can arrive any time after 6:00 to familiarize themselves with the layout and equipment (the same machine used in the competition: Simonelli Aurelia 3-group).
Mock-competion will begin at 7:30 and end at 10:00, enough time to allow a minimum of ten competitiors to show their stuff.
Guests and observers are welcome anytime after 6:30. Pizza and refreshments supplied.
Special thanks to our roaster, La Prima Espresso, for supporting the event, comping espresso, eats and refreshments, and assistance with the event. Also, special thanks to Rich from Aldo Coffee lining up judges (and suggesting the evening).