24 Jun '15, 5pm

SCAA Discontinues Regional Barista Competition Platform

In the last 5 years, barista-focused regional activity has increased dramatically. Barista Camp, an education focused event, was introduced in 2010 and has expanded by 400%. BGA Member Driven Events, community networking events, were launched in 2013 and just in the last year, we had over 150 MDE’s around the country. Currently, the SCAA is working closely with the Barista Guild of America Executive Council to identify new community event models that would further grow opportunities for members to learn, network and engage. “While it is not easy to see the competitions change, the Barista Guild Executive Council acknowledges the need to ensure we are fulfilling the Barista Guild Mission and Vision with each event.” Stated BGA Chair Lorenzo Perkins. “In light of these changes, we have been working closely with the SCAA to be responsive to the needs of Barista Guild members ...

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