United States Barista Championship


The United States Barista Championship (USBC) is a platform for baristas to enhance their espresso beverage making skills through an exciting and challenging competition.

In 15 minutes, the barista must prepare and serve espressos, cappuccinos, and a personally designed signature beverage for four sensory judges; all while being assessed on their preparation abilities by two technical judges.



Grinders: Mahlkönig Peak, EK43

Espresso Machine: Nuova Simonelli Black Eagle 3 group. 3 group spec sheet & brochure.

Baskets: 20g ridgeless VST baskets

Water: Global Customized Water