Hi there, Thursday! THE GUIDE

Thanks, Espresso Parts and Voltage Coffee, for throwing this awesome party!

Hooray, hooray, this day is finally here! And by this day, I mean the first day of all the barista- and cafe-owner-centric events at the SCAA show here in Boston! Here are our picks for the things to do to make the most of your day.

9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.: United States Barista Championship Round 1! To see a full list of who is competing today and at what times, go HERE. Activity Hall.

Katie Carguilo won the USBC in 2012. Who will win in 2013?

Katie Carguilo won the USBC in 2012. Who will win in 2013?

9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.: U.S. Brewers Cup Round 1! To see a complete list of all the competitors, and who’s competing when, go HERE. Activity Hall

12–4 p.m: U.S. Cup Tasters Championship Round 1! To see a list of competitors and times for this cupping contest, go HERE. Activity Hall

2–3 p.m.: U.S. Latte Art Exhibition Round 1! To learn about this exciting new competition, go HERE! Activity Hall

2:30–4:30 p.m.: Cupping with Arturo Aguirre, Jr. of Finca Vista Hermosa, & Darrin Daniel of Stumptown, at Thinking Cup, 165 Tremont St., Boston. Off site!

The official poster of the producers featured in Stumptown's cupping sessions during SCAA week.

The official poster of the producers featured in Stumptown’s cupping sessions during SCAA week.

3–5 p.m.: Meet and cup with Francisco Mena of Exclusive Coffees, hosted by barismo, Dwelltime Coffeebar & Bakeshop, 364 Browdway, Cambridge. For all the details, go HERE. Off site!

5–7 p.m.: Meet and greet with Badi Bradley and Alejandro Cadena, hosted by barismoDwelltime Coffeebar & Bakeshop, 364 Browdway, Cambridge.For all the details, go HERE! Off site!

5:30 p.m.: Opening ceremonies of SCAA show. Ballroom

7 p.m.: Coffee Kids 25th Anniversary Reception! We love you, Coffee Kids! Ballroom

We think you're the tops, Coffee Kids!

We think you’re the tops, Coffee Kids!

7 p.m.: The Barista Guild of America’s Thursday Night Throwdown at the Welcome Reception! Sign up and win money! Ballroom

7–10 p.m.: Boston TNT, sponsored by Espresso Parts & Voltage Coffee, 295 3rd St., Cambridge. For all the deets, go HERE. Off site!

    Thanks, Espresso Parts and Voltage Coffee, for throwing this awesome party!

Thanks, Espresso Parts and Voltage Coffee, for throwing this awesome party!

Every day of the SCAA show, we’ll be posting all the things happening that we think you’d most enjoy, so check back here often!

 

About the Author

Sarah

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.