Archive for the ‘barista competitions’ Category

Events: Batdorf & Bronson Brews with the Best at the Big Western

Just this last weekend, 4 of us flew down to Los Angeles to compete and judge at the Western Regional Barista & Brewer’s Cup Competitions. Representing her skills, her café, and B&B roasted Colombian beans – Stacy Wood-Burgess took to the stage for the first time last weekend, presenting  a panel of judges with 4 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

For The Love of Coffee and The Western Canadian Barista Championship

During the last weekend of August I was in Victoria, BC to attend For The Love of Coffee and to judge the Western Canadian Barista Championship and the Canadian Pairs Barista Competition. The events were organized and hosted by The Canadian Coffee Collective with Reg Barber’s assistance. It was great to experience the awesome things that are happening with Canada’s coffee culture Read more

Behind the scene at the USBC: Scorekeeping

Why would someone ever volunteer for such a job in the exciting world of barista competitions? Especially when fully aware that I will be spending most of my time entering over 9,000 scores into an excel spreadsheet. The simple answer is, I like scorekeeping.