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Aloha from 2010 Western Regional Barista Competition

Barista competition season is once again going full-blast, and Southern California is currently the epicenter. This past weekend, Hollywood’s Siren Studios hosted the Western Regional Barista Competition, with 30 top baristas from California, Alaska...
Barista Competition Los Angeles

SoCal is Ground Zero for U.S. Baristas in 2010

Competition season is ramping up again in the coffee world. The South Central Regional Barista Competition is already in the books, and nine more regional competitions are forthcoming. Locally, the Western Regional Barista Competition...
Barista Champion

Interview: 2009 Western Regional Barista Champ Nick Griffith

Intelligentsia Coffee‘s Nick Griffith won the Western Regional Barista Competition on Sunday at downtown’s Spring Arts Tower. He sat down to discuss his experience, and what he has in store for March’s United States...
Barista Competition Los Angeles

2009 Western Regional Barista Competition Finals

Intelligentsia Coffee and SCAA co-host the 2009 Western Regional Barista Competition at downtown L.A.’s Spring Arts Tower with top baristas from California and Hawaii. FINALIST #1 – Ryan Willbur – Intelligentsia Coffee & Tea...
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How Judging Works at Barista Competitions

Judges at regional, national and world-level barista competitions all adhere to SCAA guidelines. Each barista welcomes the scrutiny of two Technical judges who work the floor and four Sensory Judges who sit in a...
Barista Competition Los Angeles

Western Regional Barista Competition (Day 2)

The 2009 Western Regional Barista Competition takes place in downtown Los Angeles. Day 2 helps to determine Sunday’s six finalists. 1. Louie Poore – Zoka Coffee – Seattle, WA Poore competed out of region,...