It has been an epic 8 months since Copenhagen. Instead of sitting back, drinking reflective pint after reflective pint on the comp-talk of yesteryear, we headed our weathered palates straight back into the cupping lab to evaluate and project what coffees would be available for the baristas to compete with in 2009.
So yet again, the blood, sweet spro and sweat (and tears) flowed freely–definitely not always lovingly–as we waded through routine after midnight routine trying, scrapping, and re-trying. There were many cuts and bruises along the way–even a black eye from a portafilter that was triumphantly thrown across the room only to connect with a poor passerby–but we’ve kissed, made up and now we are ready…
We at Intelligentsia are proud to present:
For those who are wanting to join in on the festivities and know about all the going-ons for the Western Regional Barista Competition here in LA please go here!