The SWRBC kicks off in just a few short weeks — who from Arizona is going? I think there were four competitors from Arizona last year. There is a schedule of events (PDF) up online, and travel information (PDF), too. If you’re interested, you can also see the event on Facebook. The Southwest Regional Barista Competition (HI, CA, NV, AZ, UT, NM, CO) will be held on March 8-11 in Santa Cruz, CA at Verve Coffee Roasters. More details are available here. Verve Coffee has a Twitter page that will probably feature news about the event as it happens. They also have additional information on their site.