The Barista League Announces Its 2020 Season

A night time image of the bottom half of a person. The Barista League is in a yellow neon sign.

The Europe-based workflow competition series returns for another year of globe-trotting and international coffee community-building.


Photos courtesy of The Barista League

After a packed year of events in 2019, including showdowns in Zagreb, Croatia, and a Mystery Coffee Vacation in Seoul, South Korea, The Barista League has plans to come back in full force in 2020.

Unlike previous Barista League events, there will no longer be an admission fee to attend. Rather than charging attendees $5 to enter, The Barista League will have them donate to Grounds for Health—a nonprofit that provides cervical cancer screenings and other reproductive health services for women in developing countries. Individuals also have the option of signing up for a membership, which includes early registration for competitions, discounted tickets to other Barista League events, swag, and more.

The official stops for 2020 are returns to Oslo, Norway, and Seoul, along with first-time stops in Toronto and Denver! Be sure to check one out, and stay tuned for news about their 2020 Mystery Coffee Vacation, with another new and exciting destination ahead.

The official competition posters for the 2020 year of The Barista League.
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