Our Belle (and some of the rest of us) are ready to head to Charlotte, NC this upcoming weekend for the U.S. Barista Championships. In today's Pittsburgh Post Gazette (April 5), writer Sally Kalson profiles Belle and her upcoming adventure:
"If you go for a cappuccino at Aldo Coffee Co. in Mt. Lebanon, you might not notice much about the cheerful, unassuming young woman behind the counter. But Belle Battista, the barista (yes, she knows it rhymes), turns out to be quite the perfectionist..."
Stay tuned for updates as Belle competes with the best baristas in the country. The competition begins this Friday at the annual Specialty Coffee Association of America conference in Charlotte.