It’s been the coldest winter these past 385 days (but who’s counting?) since SprudgeLive covered an SCA-sanctioned barista competition. The only warmth that kept the flicker of hope alive came from Coffee. By Sylvan Esso. And Shake It Off. And Doin’ It Right. And Young Folks. Whenever we were low, we could put on these Barista Championship staples, close our eyes, and be transported to just stage-right as the sig bevs flowed forth to get back that Electric Feel.
But Seasons change. So on the eve of our triumphant return to bringing you the industry-leading coverage of the US Coffee Championships, we thought we’d share with you our NOW That’s What I Call A Barista Championship! playlist to get you as hyped as we are for the upcoming weekend. It’s got all the hits: Passionfruit, Dance Yrself Clean, Animal by Miike Snow, and the Mark Ronson remix of Animal by Miike Snow. It’s two hours of straight up barista comp bangers.
If you’re competing this weekend and don’t have your soundtrack figured out, now you do. Play it front to back, back to front, shuffle it, cherry pick your favorites, doesn’t matter. It’s gold, Jerry! Gold!