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espresso rules
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kyrina From: kyrina Date: July 27th, 2007 11:26 pm (UTC) (Link)
That's just crazy. I'd think the results would matter a lot more than the method. (well, that and keeping a really clean work station)

From: bananamassacre Date: July 28th, 2007 06:11 pm (UTC) (Link)
That's what I feel too. Have you ever been to a competition/competed? It's nuts. It's exactly like the movie best in show, only with espresso.

I've only been to one regional competition and they took points off for one guy because he was wearing brown shoes with a black belt. Yes I'm freaking serious. They judge you on everything.

kyrina From: kyrina Date: July 28th, 2007 07:31 pm (UTC) (Link)
I actually haven't been to one (nor have I seen Best In Show). I really should get around to going to at least see one or a barista jam.

It's just weird. Which reminds me, did you hear about the big controversial thing with this year's US Barista Championship (involving the signature drink category). The whole thing is just way too stuffy from what I've heard and it really needs to change.
cheapdialogue From: cheapdialogue Date: July 28th, 2007 08:47 pm (UTC) (Link)
It is changing, there are just tons of commitees that have to be worked through. Also, there is the consideration that the US nationals feed into the world nationals, so we need to keep rules on par with that.
kyrina From: kyrina Date: July 28th, 2007 11:13 pm (UTC) (Link)
Very true.
I look forward to seeing what eventually happens.
From: bananamassacre Date: July 29th, 2007 05:11 pm (UTC) (Link)
I don't think I heard about the scandal...I heard about something, maybe involving a girl and the way she dressed or something? I can't remember.
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