The Barista League 2020


Editorial Policy

Published on

Last updated on

Images: The Barista League

[T]he Barista League has revealed its 2020 competition season, which will feature four events spread over three continents: February 22 in Oslo, August 8 in Toronto, October 24 in Denver, and November TBD in Seoul. 

At each competition, 12 teams of two will face off in three fast-paced multidisciplinary rounds, including an exciting Mystery Round that will have a brand-new twist in 2020, for a chance to win spots on the League’s “Mystery Coffee Vacation”—a five-day coffee-fueled adventure to a secret location. All competitions are free to attend, with an optional pay-what-you-can donation to Grounds for Health.

The Barista League also announced its membership program, The League. For an annual fee of $25, members receive benefits including early competition registration, free or discounted tickets to events, exclusive merch, and more. 

Since launching in 2015, The Barista League has focused on breaking down barriers in the specialty coffee community and competitions. Learn more about the organization and its 2020 season at

Share This Article

Fresh Cup Staff

Join 7,000+ coffee pros and get top stories, deals, and other industry goodies in your inbox each week.

This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

Other Articles You May Like

Make Like A Bean And Ground (Yourself): Grounding Techniques For Baristas

Stress in a customer service job is inevitable, so it’s essential to have grounding tools to stay calm and centered through difficult situations.
by Kiara Teasley | January 13, 2023

How To Train Efficiency Effectively

Efficiency is an elusive skill, but necessary to the wellbeing of any cafe. The following six tips will help you train baristas to be as efficient as possible.
by Miranda Haney | December 23, 2022

What You Need to Know About Common Café Injuries

How cafés can protect their baristas and prevent workplace injuries.
by Regan Crisp | May 4, 2022

The Tipping Point: Are We Ready to Move Beyond the Tipping Model?

Baristas’ livelihoods often rely on tips received—should they?
by Michael Butterworth | April 21, 2022