Local Charlotte, NC news TV station, News 14 Carolina, ran a story today about the ongoing annual SCAA convention being hosted in town: News 14 Carolina | 24 Hour Local News | TOP STORIES | Coffee convention buzzes uptown. (Includes TV news video clip.)

Conference attendance includes over 8,000 people from around the globe. The article makes mention of the 2006 U.S. Barista Championship, which will crown a winner tomorrow. Hopefully, none of the winners have to go home with a Krups machine (the event’s main sponsor).