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We reached out to each of the 2015 US Barista Championship competitors prior to their routines, to learn a bit more about them as competitors and coffee pros. We hope you enjoy these interviews!
Company: Kaldi’s Coffee
Number of years behind the bar: 11
Number of competitions: 5 — this is number 6
BCRBC 2013 – 3rd
USBC 2013 – 27thish
BCRBC 2014 – 2nd
USBC 2014 – 17th
BCRBC 2015 – 5th
Coffee: Colombia Oscar Medina
Milk: Whatever is provided
Simple syrup composed of water, brown sugar and live thyme.
3g simple syrup
Shot of spro
Caramelized orange oil garnish
Secret Weapons: Just good coffee.
Playlist: Album Leaf
Theme: It’s about Kaldi’s relationship with Colombia Monserrate and Oscar Medina as well as the stages of living, roasting, and extraction that coffee goes through.
Total Practice Hours: 100
Fashion: Clothes, not sure yet.
Trivia: I’m coffee obsessed. Getting married in may. Honeymooning in Iceland.
Social Medias: @DavidFasman