NERBC 2013 in Queens! Hosted by Dallis Bros. Coffee!

Dallis Bros. Coffee is pleased to re-announce the 2013 North East Regional Barista Competition and Brewer’s Cup, February 20-22 at
Attic Studios in Long Island City, Queens!

Initially scheduled to take place in Atlantic City, NJ in November 2012, Hurricane Sandy created a little “change of plans” for this celebrated event. We’ve rescheduled the event for right here in New York City! Come out and compete, volunteer, or simply cheer on baristas from New York, New Jersey, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Delaware, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, West Virginia, Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont! This region has brought stiff competition in the past—including reigning 2012 United States Barista Champion, Katie Carguilo!

Dallis Bros. Coffee is not just thrilled to host the event right here in our own city and borough, but because 2013 just happens to be our company’s 100 year birthday, and we can’t think of a better way to celebrate than alongside some of the most talented, innovative, driven, and passionate coffee professionals in the region. We hope that all in attendance will join us in celebrating the remarkable talent and hard work of the competitors, judges, and all those part of making the coffee culture of the Northeast so special and distinct — and most importantly, celebrating their particular level of resilience and determination. We couldn’t be prouder of this region than we are this year, and we look forward to seeing you there.

Stay tuned to this space as we’ll be posting all new info here and, of course…news about where the party will be.
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Attic Studios is conveniently located near the E, M, 7, and G subway lines at Court Square, and a little further from the G at 21st or the 7 at Vernon-Jackson. The nearest Long Island Railroad stop is Hunter’s Point.

Parking can be tricky in the tech and studio paradise of Long Island City. (We’re not joking!) We recommend that those bringing a car try the parking lot at 4300 Crescent St, $10/day for cars, $20 for larger vehicles.

On-Street parking is available but usually quite filled up by early morning. Please pay close attention to parking signs, as many areas are tow zones at certain times of day.

Hotels are plentiful throughout Long Island City nowadays, and several affordable lodging options are located within a few blocks of the NERBC/Brewer’s Cup event space. While Dallis Bros. does not endorse any particular hotel, we’ve listed a few to get you started.


Comfort Inn
42-24 Crescent Street
Long Island City, NY 11101

Country Inn & Suites
40-34 Crescent Street
Long Island City, NY 11101
(718) 729-0111

Wyndham Garden
44-29 9th Street
Long Island City, NY 11101
(888) 310-2100


Z Hotel
11-01 43rd Avenue
Long Island City, NY 11101
(212) 319-7000

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