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NW Regional Barista Competition wrap-up

This past weekend, I had the privilege of competing in this year’s NW Regional Barista Championship that coincided with the Second annual NW Brewer’s Cup competition. Baristas from all over the Northwest region ( Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon and Washington), gathered at the Tacoma Convention Center for this annual competition. Most of the competitors in Read more

Podcast, Episode 3: Barista Competition

    Batdorf & Bronson Podcast: Barista Competition  Download: Batdorf and Bronson Podcast: Barista Competition (6.2 mb) Join Batdorf & Bronson Barista Competitors Chandler Rentz and Emily Jackson as they discuss: Preparing for Barista Competiton The business case for supporting baristas who want to compete How competition improves quality and customer service Their experiences as Read more

Podcast, Episode 2: Training and Education

Our Training and Education team creates lasting relationships and adds value to your business. Crafting delicious coffee and excellent espresso requires training, practice, and patience. We offer wholesale customers a variety of courses to keep baristas focused on quality and efficiency. Courses are conducted at our Roasting and Training facilities in Olympia, WA and Atlanta, Read more

BGA camp pull-a-shot

Last week, I had the priveledge of attending the 2nd annual Barista Guild of America retreat “Camp pull-a-shot”, at the beautiful El Capitan Canyon resort in Goleta,CA. The Camp is an intensive for barista guild members to advance their skill sets through classes and their credentials through certification exams. I signed up to be a Read more