The event was a complete success, the biggest ever for a Barista Competition, we thank everyone who attended, competed and helped in any way. If you have any photos or video please share them in our facebook page!

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This is the first time that a regional barista competition will be held in Western Pennsylvania.  We’re delighted the SCAA chose the greater Pittsburgh region to host both the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast Regional Barista Competitions.  And we’re up to the challenge of hosting a great event.

Please go to our About section to get more details about what will happen at the event that no coffee lover should miss!

Need a hotel?  Pittsburgh Marriott North at Cranberry Woods, the beautiful site for the competition, is offering a discounted room rate of just $109, including two hot buffet breakfasts per room. and complimentary breakfast especially for visitors of  this event.  Just click on the hotel link, and your hotel discount codes will automatically be entered.  Cranberry Woods lies at the heart of Cranberry Twp., which is bursting with restaurants, shopping and other amenities, and lies about 30 minutes north of the city of Pittsburgh.

On behalf of our region’s coffee professionals, Kiva Han welcomes you to Cranberry and the Greater Pittsburgh Region for the 2009 MARBC & NERBC. Enjoy!

Brought to you by:

Specialty Coffee Association of America

SCAA

Kiva Han

Kiva Han

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Platinum Sponsors:

Coffee Tree

Coffee Tree Roasters

Crazy Mocha

Crazy Mocha

Kerry Group

Kerry Group

Marburger Farm Dairy

Marburger Farm Dairy

Butler County Tourism and Convention Bureau

Butler County Tourism and Convention Bureau

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Dessert: The Perfect Coffee Accompaniment
What goes better with coffee than rich, delectable desserts? In addition to watching the baristas compete, each day area restaurants will feature their most tempting desserts that are a perfect accompaniment to coffee. The chefs will also perform recipe demonstrations each day to add even more flavor to the weekend.
Since a coffee event wouldn’t be complete without a coffee bar, attendees will be able to enjoy a menu of specialty coffee drinks, including the signature drink created by each day’s winner.

Desserts and Drinks Benefit Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank
While admission to the barista competition is free, tickets for the dessert sampling will be available to those with a sweet tooth. For just $10, individuals can savor a dessert from each participating restaurant and a specialty coffee beverage. Advance tickets will be sold for $8. Proceeds from dessert tickets and the coffee bar sales will be donated to the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank to fill up the kitchens of needy families in Butler County and surrounding areas.

Restaurants:
Bar Louie
Fresh Cup Café
McGinnis Sisters
Mimi’s Bake Shoppe
North Country Brewing Co.
Springfield Grille
Sweet House Bake Shop
The Fig Tree
The River City Grille (Marriott)

Click here to pre-purchase your tickets online

Tickets are now being sold at the event.

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