Park and Jonathan will advance to the US Barista Competition and Brewers Cup in Seattle in April 2014. Congratulations to both of you and thanks for all of your hard work – along with the many other inspiring coffee professionals making us proud with our coffee in Durham this weekend.
Big thanks to our Big Eastern co-sponsors Dallis Bros. Coffee, as well as the Barista Guild of America, The Specialty Coffee Association of America, and everyone who helped to make the Big Eastern coffee competitions such a great showcase for dedicated and talented coffee people. Thanks especially to all of the hard-working staff, judges, and volunteers.
We'd also like to thank Dallis Bros. Coffee, Nuova Simonelli, and Dalla Corte for the Saturday night dance party featuring DJ Pez and DJ Sprudge.
And, thanks also the city of Durham and the lovely people from this part of the world who made visitors from up and down the East Coast welcome and gave them a glimpse of why we love to call this place our home!