We are marking out our checklists, stuffing our travel bags, and searching for any forgotten details as we prepare to represent the Triangle and Southeast Region at the 2014 United States Barista Competition.  This year the competition is taking place alongside the SCAA annual event in Seattle, Washington.  Tim and I will be traveling to Seattle Tuesday evening and touring the city and prepping for his routine on Friday ... a drive to Portland might even be in the works. 

Earlier this year, Tim Jones placed high enough in one of three regional competitions to qualify for a spot where baristas compete for top bragging rights and an entry into the World Barista Competition later this year in Italy. 

You can learn more about the competition here

Also, you will be able to watch Tim live on Friday at 12:49pm Pacific Time (3:49pm eastern)

Hello, World!