24 Jun '15, 4pm

SCAA Announces An End To Regional Barista Competitions In 2016

SCAA Announces An End To Regional Barista Competitions In 2016

The SCAA, a non-profit organization based in Santa Ana, California, will shift their focus from regional competitions to their other programs: barista camps, certification classes, and grassroots Member Driven Events . There was a clear sense of grieving among the SCAA leaders we spoke with. These regional barista competition events were loved by many dedicated American coffee professionals—they weren’t perfect, or self-sustaining, but many times over we were hosted and shown memorable hospitality by friendly locals in cities across the United States: Kansas City and Minneapolis, Santa Cruz and Durham, Atlanta and Los Angeles, Queens and Palm Springs and Tacoma, to name just a few. These events will be missed.

Full article: http://sprudge.com/scaa-announces-an-end-to-regional-bari...

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