A DAMN FINE SOURCE FOR COFFEE
This month’s TNT will be a week later than usual. The DC coffee community is blessed with lots of awesome baristas and many of them will be competing or traveling to watch the Southeast Regional Barista Competition (link).
Not sure what the Regional Barista Competitions are? Check out the website for the United States Barista Competition. Or, better yet, check out the 2010 United States Barista Champion Michael Phillips competing at the World Barista Championship in London last summer — where he took the top spot. We’re not going to start making predictions yet, but it’s totally possible one of your awesome DC baristas could be traveling to Houston for the US Barista Competition and then down to Bogota, Colombia for the World Barista Championship this summer. JUST SAYIN’.
So – mark you calendars:
11-13 February: SERBC in Atlanta
17 February, Thursday: TNT at Mid-City Caffe in DC
If you’re not traveling to HOTlanta, cheer on the DC representatives virtually – there’ll be a live stream of the competition on the USBC page (http://usbaristachampionship.org) during this upcoming weekend.
BEST OF LUCK TO THE DC COMPETITORS:
Alex Bean, Chinatown Coffee
Travis Beckett, Peregrine Espresso
Tim Brisnehan, Filter Coffeehouse & Espresso Bar
Liz Fedden, Dolcezza Gelato
Anna Green, Filter Coffeehouse & Espresso Bar
Lindsey Kiser, Peregrine Espresso
Jeremy Sterner, Peregrine Espresso
(Lemme know if I missed someone in the comments)