We are very excited to have two of our baristas competing in this weekend’s US Barista Championship held this year in Houston, TX. The first round begins today and Jeremy Sterner will be taking the stage around 4:15 EST. Lindsey Kiser will be doing her first-round performance around 12:45 tomorrow and the semi-finalist announcement will occur at the conclusion of the first round–6:00-6:30 tomorrow evening.
Both Jeremy and Lindsey competed in the Southeast Regional Competition in February, placing 3rd and 5th respectively. We are super proud of all the hard work they’ve put into preparing for the USBC and know that they’ll represent both the shop and our city well. There are actually no other competitors coming from between Atlanta and Jersey City, NJ, this year so they are representing more than just DC but our entire region of the country.
We will be projecting the live stream of the competition on the wall at the shop and invited anyone to come by and watch their performances. We’ll be updating here as well as on twitter (@peregrinedc) so y’all can follow along at home. You can also watch the live stream or learn more about the competition at usbaristachampionship.org.
Finally, check out The Feast’s blurb about our team- http://bit.ly/lxq0QL