Open to coffee professionals and the public alike, we’re gathering in the heart of the Motor City on Thursday, May 16th to celebrate Midwest coffee’s finest.

Seasoned veterans of the industry as well as newbies are encouraged to compete!

We hope to showcase great local coffees, the talented baristas behind them, and provide a fun and educational training ground for those baristas with regional and national competitions in their eyes.

In addition to the actual competition, we are offering a free Cupping Event sponsored by Cafe Imports.  Come and sample four new coffees in an SCAA-style cupping, and learn more about how to professionally analyze coffee.  The Cupping Event is from 4-5pm.

There will also be local DJs playing music, and some “Meet the Roaster” Brewing Tables, where you’ll be able to sample several coffees sponsored by green importers Royal NY, Vournas Coffee, and Hacienda La Minita.  They will be roasted and presented by Espresso Elevado, Coffee Express Co., and Mighty Good Coffee respectively.  Coffee samples will be hand-poured from 5-8pm.

The signature drink Throwdown is also from 5-8pm.  Register now, or come and cheer on your friends as they complete!

We’ll see you in the ‘D’!


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