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Big Eastern Coffee Championships Heading to Durham Nov. 21-23

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Photo courtesy of U.S. Coffee Championships

The SCAA and Barista Guild of America have confirmed the schedule for this year’s Big Eastern regional U.S. Coffee Championships, taking place Nov. 21-23 at the Durham Convention Center in Durham, N.C.

The Big Eastern is the last of three regional rounds leading up to the U.S. Coffee Championships — including the U.S. Barista Championship and the U.S. Brewers Cup — which will be held in Long Beach, Calif., on February 19-22 in 2015. The world championships are being held in conjunction with the SCAA Event in April in Seattle. Wilbur Curtis and Durham-based Counter Culture Coffee are the Big Eastern’s host sponsors.

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Registration for the Big Eastern opens Tuesday, Sept. 2. and the SCAA and BGA will be looking for volunteers, judges and competitors. Click here for registration information and a full schedule of events.

The Big Eastern will be preceded by the Big Western, taking place Oct. 7-10 in Rancho Mirage, Calif., and the Big Central, taking place Nov. 7-9 in Minneapolis. Between those two events, there are 98 registered barista competitors and 55 registered Brewers Cup competitors.

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