Here is the schedule of competitors going on today ”Thursday, February 4 ”at the U.S. Barista Championship and U.S. Brewers Cup Qualifying Event today in Kansas City. AND the evening’s social events are listed at the bottom.
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The Eastern Conference of the U.S. Barista Championship Qualifying Event begins today with these competitors! Click to enlarge image.
The U.S. Brewers Cup Qualifying Event Open Service continues today for the third of four days. Click to enlarge image.
From Licata Coffee Consultants: Curious about the Steampunk and Modbar? BrewGallery has got you covered, hosting a training & practice at their shared workspace in Lenexa, KS. With reps from ModBar and Alpha Dominche, plus complimentary drinks from Boulevard Brewing, Thou Mayest, Torn Label Brewing, Maps Coffee, Hugo Tea, The LAB and Snow & Co, this happy hour is bound to be seriously happy! 3:30 – 5:30 p.m., 10000 Marshall Dr., Lenexa, KS
From Licata Coffee Consultants: Come bask in the warmth of the KC coffee community. We’re all (no, really!) hosting a big old latte art throwdown, fundraiser for Noah’s Bandage Project, pop-up retail (vintage clothing and vinyl), live music, beer, and raffles- oh my! Doors open at 7- be there on time if you want a slot in the throwdown- the brackets will fill up fast. Buy-in is $10. We’re using a 48 person bracket with some byes that will be raffled and finishing with 3 finalists pouring in the final round. Judges may choose a winner from the 3 pours, or choose to eliminate one pour and have the top 2 repour for the $500 win. Pours start at 8 pm. Grudge matches will start later in the evening as well! All proceeds are for charity here, so we welcome your contributions of cash and rad bandages for Noah’s Bandage Project. Just save a little scratch for raffles, vintage clothing from Cable and Company, and records from The Vinyl Underground! That shouldn’t be too hard since the beer’s on us! (Bring your ID). 3936 Main St., KC, MO