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      Palace Coffee Co. to compete for Best Coffeehouse in America

      Palace Coffee Company in Canyon is traveling to Chicago, Illinois June 7-9 to compete for the title of Best Coffeehouse in America.

      The 2-year-old business was selected as one of 7 coffee shops to go after the title at the 2013 Coffee Fest in Chicago.

      The competition involves a one-hour bar service, where coffeehouses set up their bar, serve standard drinks, and maintain customer service. Each competing coffeehouse will be judged on efficiency, quality of beverages, and overall presentation.

      "We really enjoy being a part of our industry, not just on the local level of the other coffee shops in our region, but also on a national level ," said Palace Coffee Co. Owner Patrick Burns. " Having that title brings more credibility to our shop , so it kin d of gives us a bigger voice out there in the market. "