Big Central Barista Competition
Thursday, October 31, 2013
Run Time: 1:15
Our head barista, Jackson O'Brien, recently competed at the Big Central Barista Championships, held right here in our hometown of Minneapolis. The Barista Championships are a competition that's part Olympic spectacle, part dog show, and all crazy, caffeinated fun. Each competitor is timed while he or she prepares a flight of espresso beverages for a panel of judges. Each aspect of the preparation is scored, from hospitality to cleanliness, and, of course, the quality of the final beverage. The grand finale is a signature beverage that each barista dreams up to showcase their favorite coffee in a unique way. While Jackson did not qualify for Nationals, we are still very proud of him and consider ourselves lucky to have one of the most skilled and knowledgeable coffee professionals in town.