Sunday, March 13, 2005


and the new u.s. barista champion is: phuong tran (seen here preparing drinks in last year's competition) of lava java in washington state! congrats to her; she's earned her triumph.

however let me personally say that i was rooting for bccy pal chris deferio of gimme coffee. never mind, i'm sure he'll take it next year. . .

i have to say i was a bit surprised to see 3 of doug zell's intelligentsia baristi in the finals. that's quite an impressive number!

obviously doug's got a great team and a fantastic training program going there. . .that's noteworthy in and of itself.

i spent my day doing exactly the usual. having finished the ruby blue, i turned to jessica's fresh batdorf dancing goat for our morning cappuccini, and then went on to make pizza, and go to yoga as always.

the pleasures of a little day doing familiar things around home, you know? i do have the fresh espresso a-go-go here, and i can't wait to open that tomorrow morning. . .

finally, i did register for scaa conference in seattle today. i hope you all have too, because i am definitely looking foreward to seeing you all at the consumer member track workshops!

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