Sunny, funny, misty, blissful Santa Cruz, arguably the most Northern Californian place in all of Northern California, and home to the 2013 Southwest Regional Barista Competition. This is the 6th and final regional event in the 2013 USBC competition season, and what a season it’s been - look back through all of our coverage here on The Road To Melbourne.
Can we be real here for a second? Each of these regional events is its own special little snowflake, but the SWRBC is like a blizzard of greatness. A truly remarkable field of competitors – more than 30 barista competitors alone! – doing battle at Top of the Ritt (101 Church Street), a gorgeous open venue on the top floor of a condo development in downtown Santa Cruz. You’re never more than 10 minutes from the beach; you can smell the ocean everywhere you go; and if you’re anything like us, SWRBC is a great excuse to spend time in Verve’s caps lock STUNNING downtown cafe (1540 Pacific Avenue), just blocks from the venue. Sounds like a good time, man. Far out.
Here’s your complete SWRBC Round One schedule! We’ll have the Finals Sunday
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