More Photos from Durham & The Big Eastern!

This is the Cotton Room. What a totally dope location for a barista event!

Thanks to our on-the-ground reporter, Lem Butler, we have more exciting photos to share with you as the Big Eastern event gets put together and ready for its debut tomorrow in Durham, North Carolina! The Big Eastern will host the SE Regional and the NE Regional Barista Competitions, and the SE and NE Brewers Cup contests!

If you’re not in Durham to watch in person, join thousands online to watch the live feed by going HERE! All the action starts Friday, 10:30 eastern time, January 17!

The Golden Belt in Durham, N.C. The Cotton Room—which is the venue where the Big Eastern will go down—is on the second floor.

The Golden Belt in Durham, N.C. The Cotton Room—which is the venue where the Big Eastern will go down—is on the second floor.

Check out the sweet lounge area at the Cotton Room where attendees and competitors can chill throughout the weekend.

Check out the sweet lounge area at the Cotton Room where attendees and competitors can chill throughout the weekend.

Station one. Don't you love all the natural light? Totally beats a convention center.

Station one. Don’t you love all the natural light? Totally beats a convention center.

Nuova Simonelli team and local techs and awesome volunteers setting up station three.

Nuova Simonelli team and local techs and awesome volunteers setting up station three.

This is the Cotton Room. What a totally dope location for a barista event!

This is the Cotton Room. What a totally dope location for a barista event!

 

 

 

 

 

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Sarah Allen is co-founder and editor of Barista Magazine, the international trade magazine for coffee professionals. A passionate advocate for baristas, quality, and the coffee community, Sarah has traveled widely to research stories, interact with readers, and present on a variety of topics affecting specialty coffee. She also loves animals, swimming, ice cream, and living in Portland, Oregon.