North Central Regional Barista Competition date and location announced!

Hollerin’ at YOU North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Minnesota, Iowa, Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana, and Michigan! Yep, all nine states of you! The dates have been announced for the North Central Regional Barista Competition!

Your regional ”in its new format as bigger and better than ever ”will take place at Coffee Fest Chicago, February 18-20, at Navy Pier. It’s gonna be colossal! This is the region where the man, the myth, the legend, Mike Phillips, won the first of three little contests last year. They were a regional, then a United States Championship and then, oh yeah, the frickin World Barista Championship!! So you know this is a region where dreams come true!

Registration is open for business. Check out the website and if you have any questions or problems, contact Marcus Boni at

See all you champs-to-be in Chicago!

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