Scott Conary slated to be a Head Judge at the 11th Annual World Barista Championships

International coffee consultant Scott Conary will be a Head Judge at the 11th Annual World Barista Championships held in Bogota, Colombia and hosted by the Colombia Coffee Federation (FNC); June 2-5.
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May 29, 2011 - PRLog -- Scott Conary, President of Carrboro Coffee Roasters, a US-based wholesale coffee roasting & consulting company, offering training &  support to all segments of the coffee industry; will head to Bogota to be a Head Judge at the 11th Annual World Barista Championships.   The Competition occurs at the Corferias Convention Center in Bogota, Colombia, June 2-5.

In his role as a member of the World Barista Championship Judges Certification Committee, Scott Conary will spend time before the Championship helping calibrate judges to prepare them to evaluate the 54 National Champions who have travelled from around the world to represent their countries, all with hopes of being crowned the World Barista Champion!

Details of the World Barista Championship (WBC) are available at : , where a livestream of the competition is available for viewing!

“For the 11th year in a row, the WBC has showcased the talents of these dedicated and knowledgeable Barista’s.  This year over 54 countries will send their National Barista Champion to compete for the Worlds-best spot and the level of passion and technical ability continues to climb higher & higher.  It is always inspiring to be surrounded by so many focused, culinary professionals whose main interest is in raising the level of quality and awareness in the coffee industry”, stated Mr. Conary.

About the World Barista Championship
The World Barista Championship (WBC) is the preeminent international coffee competition. The organization—founded by the Speciality Coffee Association of Europe and the Specialty Coffee Association of America—focuses on promoting excellence in coffee, advancing the barista profession, and engaging a worldwide audience with an annual championship event that serves as the culmination of local and regional events around the globe.
Each year, champions representing more than 50 Nations each prepare 4 espressos, 4 cappuccinos, and 4 original signature drinks to exacting standards in a 15-minute performance set to music.

About the FNC
The Colombian Coffee Growers Federation (FNC) acts across diverse fronts in order to reach its mission of improving the quality of life of the Colombian coffee growers.  The Federation has a unique promise and vision of social development,  that we have defined as Sustainability That Matters. The word sustainability implies commitment to social, economic and environmental policies and actions that allow coffee growers and their families to attain a higher standard of living associated with their coffee iqfop business.

About Scott Conary
Scott is the Chair of the United States Barista Championship (USBC) Committee for the Specialty Coffee Association of America (SCAA), as well as the Judges Certification Committee of the World Barista Championship (WBC), now known as the World Coffee Events ( WCE); is a 2011-12 Certified WBC Judge, and has acted as Head judge at WBC & National Competitions around the world. He is a presenter and accredited instructor for the SCAA Annual Conference and Exhibition, SCAA Regional Skill-building Workshops, and Barista Jams.
Scott has been a contributor and has been included in many specialty coffee publications, including Barista Magazine, Fresh Cup magazine,, the SCAA Chronicle, Specialty Coffee Retailer, and Roast Magazine, and interviewed on CNN as a Head Judge for the  2009 WBC in Atlanta.

As an owner of award winning Café’s & Roastery; Conary has had many opportunities to travel and learn about coffee production, harvest, selection, blends and trends. He consults for companies, restaurants, and cafes regionally & around the world and trains Barista’s in the U.S. and around the world for general knowledge and competition.  

About Carrboro Coffee Roasters   -
over 25 years of experience and passion roasting the highest quality, sustainable and direct relationship coffees.  Training & consulting for Roasters, Café’s, restaurants and beyond.  Handcrafted from Bean to Cup.    919.968.4760
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