Barista Competition Routine by Chris Deferio of The Coffee Institute
Chris has been a finalist in the United States Barista Championships, won and served as a judge in the Millrock Free Pour Latte Art Championship, and is currently Training Director at The Coffee Institute in Muncie, Indiana. Chris will be sharing the routine he's using in regional and, hopefully, national competition this year as a way of showcasing to us his skillful presentation of specialty coffee. He's also a really nice guy who isn't afraid to walk around the shady parts of Seattle, just to hang with coffee people.
The coffee world has become quite enamored with Hario in the past year or so, particularly with their hand mills and V60 pour-over style of brewer. We'll have plenty of these products on display for all of you to inspect, up close and in person, ready for you to purchase if you so desire.
What, you think we'd just show you the goods without serving some up, too? No, sir! We'll be pouring brews using the V60, pulling shots with the paddle-group Linea, and generally creating all sorts of coffee deliciousness. All for you to consume. For free.
Latte Art Contest judged by Chris Deferio, Jesse Harriott, and Ryan Soeder
Due to time constraints we are limiting the number of contestants to 24. It will be FIRST COME FIRST SERVE, so if you want to compete make sure you show up early.
It's going to be single elimination head-to-head tournament style.
You can bring your own mugs and pitchers.
There will be prizes for 1st and 2nd place.
It's FREE to compete.
You already know about some of Chris Deferio's credentials, the likes of which are much longer than we have listed above. Jesse Harriott is a close friend of Mr. Deferio, having known and worked together during their days in New York. Jesse's coffee skills are many, and he's an extremely under-appreciated gem of Louisville's coffee community. Rumor has it that he's working on a special little espresso blend just for use at the Bash. Ryan Soeder is a new addition to the judges table having recently taken 3rd place at the Millrock Free Pour Latte Art Contest in NY/NJ.
Friday, March 26th, 8pm, Quills Coffee, 930 Baxter Ave.
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Keep an eye on this page for changes or additions to what you can expect. You won't want to miss out!
Pioneering a new front for specialty coffee, pour over brewing represents the intersection of artistry and excellence. In this guide, we set out to examine the available options and scrutinize them side by side.
This is the first of our two part guest barista review on the
pour over brewing method. For these reviews, we bring you Collin Moody (
) reviewing the 155 Series, and John Letoto (
) reviewing the 185 Series.
Collin Moody's review of the 155 Series Kalita Wave Dripper
Collin is from Houston, Texas but currently lives in Chicago and serves as the lead barista at
in the Wicker Park neighborhood of West Town, Chicago. He's an avid home brewer and has contributed some great posts to the coffee community. Check out his blog,
. But for now, check out his review below:
The Baratza Forté is the newest coffee and espresso grinder on the planet – what in the world is it all about? We've pitted it against some classics and peeked under the hood to help get the word out: this grinder's got guts!
The siphon is the most complex of all manual brewers and the cup it produces might be the most unique. For a clean, full, and flavorful coffee, hit play and let Chris walk you through the whole process.
The Clever is one of our favorite coffee makers for no-fuss, no-matter-where, single-cup brewing. Gather a few familiar tools, quality ingredients, and your new Clever and you'll have a delicious cup in front of you in just minutes, sans hassle.
The end of the Big Eastern Brewers Cup is just about here! We've seen dozens of top notch services this weekend — and tasted most of their fabulous coffees — but now it's time to watch the last of them and learn which of the final 12 competitors our judges scored highest.
Welcome, watchers near and far, to the 2nd installment of our LIVE Big Eastern Brewers Cup coverage! You're looking at the internet's only on-the-fly, off-the-cuff, all-inclusive report of everyone's favorite filter coffee comp. Come see what happens on day 2!
The next phase of the United States competition season is upon us! This weekend, the SCAA, the BGA, and sponsors like Prima present the Big Eastern Event. Watch with us – on the web or in the flesh – as Brewers Cup competitors bring their best, hoping for a spot on that national stage.