Thanks to our on-the-ground reporter, Lem Butler, we have more exciting photos to share with you as the Big Eastern event gets put together and ready for its debut tomorrow in Durham, North Carolina! The Big Eastern will host the SE Regional and the NE Regional Barista Competitions, and the SE and NE Brewers Cup contests!
If you’re not in Durham to watch in person, join thousands online to watch the live feed by going HERE! All the action starts Friday, 10:30 eastern time, January 17!
Sarah Allen (she/her) is co-founder and editor of Barista Magazine, the international trade magazine for coffee professionals. A passionate advocate for baristas, quality, and the coffee community, Sarah has traveled widely to research stories, interact with readers, and present on a variety of topics affecting specialty coffee. She also loves animals, swimming, ice cream, and living in Portland, Oregon.