The league of baristas Make up for lost time by planning an in-person barista competitive tour of 10 cities for 2022.
The Barista League competitions – designed as fast-paced, interdisciplinary team-based coffee challenges for baristas of all skill levels – head to North America with stops in Portland, Oregon, Kansas City, Missouri. , Mexico City and Toronto.
Further afield, competitions will also take place in Manchester (UK), Budapest, Barcelona, ââHamburg, Copenhagen and Melbourne. The dates for each event have yet to be announced.
âWhile the past year and a half has been incredibly difficult for the entire specialty coffee industry, people are more excited than ever for accessible, fun and engaging coffee events,â said Steven Maloney, who founded the Barista League in 2015, said in a 2022 comeback announcement. âWe are delighted to have the opportunity to expand our concept of competition to more cities around the world. “
In addition to the Barista League competitions, organizers are resuming their High Density online coffee conference, which started last year amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The next conference is scheduled at March 2022.
The in-person Barista League competitions, meanwhile, will remain free for 12 participating teams of competing baristas who will move through the rounds of competition in Barista Skills, Sensory Skills and the âMystery Roundâ. Each event will also include a beer bar featuring local roasters, DJs and various drinks other than coffee.
Current sponsors for 2022 events include Rancilio, Pacific Foods, Marco, Toddy and Acaia. The Barista League itself is a production of the Specialty Coffee Industry Event Agency Ordna.
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Daily coffee information staff