Registration Now Open for North East Regional Barista Competition!

Are you Ready to Compete?

Now that you've decided to take your barista abilities and knowledge to the next level, it's time to make sure that you've got all the competitive edge you'll need. Refine your technical skills and add some personal flair to your presentation. It's your chance to show off your talent so make the most of your 15 minutes. After all, you'll be competing against some of the most talented baristas out there. Make sure you familiarize yourself with USBC Rules and Regulations and Scoresheets.

Venue: Held in conjunction with 

Bally's | 1900 Pacific Avenue | Atlantic City, NJ 08401


The winner of each Regional Barista Competition receives:

  • Origin trip care of our 2012 Sponsor Café Imports
  • Travel and accommodations to 2013 USBC in Boston, MA
  • One year subscription to Barista Magazine!
Watch this video of the trip with last year's regional winners, 
put together by our friends at Cafe Imports!


Volunteering at your regional barista competition is a great way to familiarize yourself with the program and get a feel for what it takes to compete. We're always looking for passionate coffee professionals to assist us in making our competitions a success. If you're interested or would like to learn more contact If you're ready to sign up to volunteer simply click through to the main registration page: REGISTRATION FOR THE NERBC.


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.

Why Should you Attend?

The USBC and Brewers Cup competitions are regional Specialty Coffee events designed to highlight the craft of the barista and hand crafted coffee beverage production. Some of the most talented baristas in the country will be out in full force during regional barista competitions and showing off what makes coffee preparation a unique art form. We hope you choose to participate as a competitor, Judge, Volunteer or spectator today!

These regional coffee events are free and open to the public to attend, so be sure to tell your customers, friends and anyone who wants to witness a culinary demonstration of skill with coffee & espresso! Those attending will be able to taste coffees made by talented baristas, engage with other people involved in the coffee community, and see the latest coffee in coffee brewing equipment, like the Nuova Simonelli Aurelia II espresso machine and Mahlkoenig K-30 Grinders. Being there means that you will get to watch as the 2012 North East Regional Barista and Brewers Cup Champions take their place in coffee history and make it one step closer to the National Championship.

Attending the three-day competition is also the perfect opportunity to build your own personal relationships within the barista and coffee community as well as meet industry professionals planning to attend The 25th Annual Specialty Coffee Event. The 2013 Expo will be held April 11-14, 2013 in Boston, MA! Attend the BGA and USBC party and connect with other BGA members as some of the country's best baristas brew coffee.

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