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April 19, 2012 / Verve

2012 United States Barista Competition

Back here at VCR headquarters, things are humming along while we wait for Lizzy’s performance at the USBC up in Portland.  Aside from all the nervous energy and computers streaming the USBC, it feels like a pretty standard day around here.  The coffeebar is firing off cappuccinos, Sean’s cupping coffees, Ian’s roasting, Jonathan’s keeping the place in order, and the roastery production team is in a blur of bagging and shipping out coffee.  But all this will come to a screeching halt  at 3:16 when Lizzy hits the stage.  If you’re like us and don’t want to miss it, here’s the link to the live stream:


Here’s the rest of the info to keep up with team VCR at this year’s USBC.

Thursday, 4/19

3:16pm  ::  Lizzy Sampson

Friday, 4/20

2:57pm  ::  Chris Baca

Saturday, 4/21  —  Semifinal Round

12:30pm  ::  Chris Baca

3:32pm  ::  Jared Truby  (had a bye for the first round after winning SWRBC)

Sunday, 4/22  —  Finals

TBD        ::  6 competitors will advance to this round

Related Links

Competition Schedule  /  Schedule of Events  /  Check our Twitter for the most up-to-date info Schedule

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  1. Justin / Aug 11 2012 1:00 am

    Interesting blog. I think I will try and attend next years event. If you are ever in Panama and want to do a Boquete coffee tour, let me know.

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