A DAMN FINE SOURCE FOR COFFEE
Peregrine Espresso hosted last week’s TNT at their newest location on 14th St. I didn’t think it would be possible to push that many people into their space, but it was packed. We had a full bracket with new faces, old faithfuls, and Team Tryst who brought the party once again. Oh and Peregrine won their 3rd straight TNT, no big deal. Travis Becket claimed his second win in three months and helped Peregrine continue their recent hot streak. Below we have Anna from Filter, Miguel from Peregrine, and Reggie all the way from Sweden donating some da Matteo coffee for the winners.
Our three judges included Miss Kristen Powell (long time DC coffee pro), Meredith Taylor (Peregrine 14th), and Jonathan Riethmaier (District Bean). Quite the all star cast if you ask me. If you’ve never been to Jonathan’s website, you should. His site is a great source for coffee shops in DC, how-to-brew guides, and a Barista of the Month column.
But back to the show. After a month off, Travis Beckett triple rosetta’d himself to another crown. He knocked off a familiar foe from Philly, a Filter Powerhouse, yours truly, and Allegra in the final pour which took place in tiny tins used to portion coffee. This was Allegra’s last TNT, at least for a while, before she moves to Arizona to take on a new career path. We will miss you and your skills you brought every month! Thanks again to all the sponsors this month in Counter Culture Coffee, Trickling Springs, da Matteo, Katy Meehan, and of course, our host Peregrine. Take a look at some highlights from last Thursday and the rest of the photos on Flickr.
Updated District Cup Standings will be out soon and next month, we head back over the river to Bayou Bakery! See you soon!!