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2011 North East Regional Barista Competition

Apr 08, 2011 9:00 am - Apr 10, 2011 3:00 pm
(GMT-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)

Event Type: Championship
Category: Regional Coffee Competition


Friday, April 8 - Sunday, April 10, 2011



Milk Studios
450 W 15th Street
8th Floor, Studio D
New York, NY 10011

The North East Regional Barista Competition will be hosted by Dallis Bros Coffee!

This event is a pre-qualifier to the United States Barista Championship, which will take place in conjunction with the 23rd Annual SCAA Exposition and Symposium in Houston, TX April 27th – May 1st 2011. There are three rounds of judging for this event: the preliminary round, the semi-finals, and the finals. Competitors who advance to the finals will compete against six of the most highly skilled baristas in their region for the title of 2011 North East Regional Barista Champion. The top six finalists from the NERBC will move on to compete in the USBC. The winner will represent the United States at the World Barista Championship, which will be held in Bogota, Colombia June 2-5, 2011.


Competitor Registration Fee
BGA Members: $150
SCAA/RG Members: $195
Non-Members: $300

A maximum of two competitors per company will be confirmed to compete up until 17 days prior to the first day of the Barista Competition. If 17 days prior to the first day of the competition there are still additional spots open for competitors, those companies who already have two competitors confirmed may confirm additional competitors. Companies who wish to add additional competitors should have their competitors added to the waiting list (Standby Registration).

To register for either competitor registration or standby registration, click Register for this Event below and click through until you see the registration options, then select 2011 NERBC Competitor Registration.


Judges Registration Fee
BGA/RG/SCAA Members: $0.00
Non-Members: $50.00

Do you have a strong barista background or relevant coffee tasting experience and are looking to become involved in the Regional Barista Competitions? Becoming certified as a USBC Regional Judge provides you an opportunity to be involved at the center of the competition while helping to advance your overall espresso knowledge. At all of our regional USBC events, our pool of judges play an integral part in determining each of our regional champions. It is a serious commitment that provides each judge access to some of the most innovative coffee preparation techniques alive in the Barista community! To learn more about the specifics of the Barista competition and to prepare for your judges class, be sure to review and understand the USBC Rules and Regulations. You should also take a moment to understand the Head Judge, Technical Judge and Sensory Judge scoresheets.

To register as a Judge for this regional competition, click Register for this Event below and click through until you see the registration options, then select 2011 NERBC Judges Registration.


(No Registration Fee)

We are always looking for volunteers to help as bussers, runners, timers, and other duties as needed. If you want to get involved and don't know where to start, this is a great opportunity to get a behind the scenes look at the inner workings of a barista competition and meet lots of coffee people!

To register as a Volunteer for this regional competition, click Here.

Early registration ends on Feb 14, 2011.
Regular registration starts on Feb 15, 2011 and ends on Apr 05, 2011.
Late registration starts on Apr 06, 2011.
All times are 12:00am (GMT-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada).

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