FINALISTS at the 2007 Mid-Atlantic Barista Championships:
Belle Battista, Aldo Coffee Co., Pittsburgh, PA
Jay Caragay, Spro Coffee, Towson, MD
Katie Cargiulo, murky coffee, Washington, DC
David Fritzen, Tryst, Washington, DC
Sonja Schutte, Aldo Coffee Co., Pittsburgh, PA
Melanie Westerfield, Aldo Coffee Co., Pittsburgh, PA
The finals are tomorrow morning.
It's been an incredible experience so far and one that will continue tomorrow. Thanks to everyone who continues to give us feedback and encouragement to do even better. This is a big deal, even if we don't win.
Thanks also to our roaster, Intelligentsia, who gave us an espresso blend that was astounding - blew us away as well as the judges, apparently.
Matt, wish you were here to help us represent the 'Burgh. There was some LaPrima over at the Clover machine... guess that was Phil's doing?
We forgot our camera's USB cord, so no photos till we get back tomorrow night. Miss y'all.