Micah Svejda, Joe Marrocco and Mike Marquard are representing Kaldi's Coffee this week at the SCAA United States Barista Championship in Anaheim, California. Marquard placed sixth in last year's competition.
(That's right. Kayak's. They've officially been acquired by Kaldi's. Everything's the same except the coffee.)
Visit either location on Thursday, April 15 (4-8 p.m.) for Svejda and Marrocco in the first round. Semi-finals with Marquard (and maybe the others!) are on Saturday, April 17 (11 a.m.-7 p.m.). The final round takes place Sunday, April 18 (2-5 p.m.). Watch a live stream of the competition and get a 25 percent discount on any in-house drink from the "Traditional" menu. Perfect for toasting the competitors.
Here's video of Marquard competing last year: