The Finals…

Here it is ladies and gentlemen, the big news is in: Heather made the finals!!!! Now that I got that out of the way, it has been a crazy past two days. There were 45 competitors between the days and there was some incredible talent. Unfortunately there is only room for 6 in the finals,… Continue Reading

I feel slightly ill…

Cappuccino, cappuccino, cappuccino, cappuccino. The past two days have been more steamed milk than any human being should ever have to endure. Let me start by saying that I personally don’t drink milk based based espresso drinks all that often to begin with. I would say that I have at the very least consumed a… Continue Reading

Welcome to the jungle baby!

Well, I finally made it! After 16+ hours of travel time, an hour and a half of commuting on the train system (which is really quite pleasant), and multiple fumblings and butcherings of the Japanese language I am finally settled in. My hotel is nice though it is small, the people are just like everyone… Continue Reading


Well, tomorrow is the big day. I’m going to Tokyo! It will be a loooong flight, but I am certain it will be worth it. What exciting adventures will Heather Perry (USBC champ) and myself have in the Land of the Rising Sun? Only time will tell, so check back here daily for my updates… Continue Reading

Pictures from the USBC

I thought that everyone might appreciate seeing some pictures from the USBC. There will be more pictures available as time progresses!

Final day of LBC

Well folks, the day has come and it’s the final day at Long Beach. Most of us are flying home tomorrow, but Pete is bringing back the best carry on out of all of us. As Victoria stated, our very own Pete Licata took second! ALL of us at PT’s are soooooo proud of him… Continue Reading

Pete Takes Second!

I just received word from California that PT’s very own Pete Licata placed second at the Speciality Coffee Association of America’s United States Barista Competition. Good friend of PT’s Heather Perry a returning SCAA United States Barista Champion won the event. Kris will be posting the details of finals as soon as he gets a… Continue Reading

LBC Day 3!

Another day gone by and it ended on the best note of them all. Pete’s in da Finals baby!!! I know I have already said it, but this is where months of hard work gets you. And we at PT’s couldn’t be more proud. Well…we could. When we bring home the whole thing! Robin did… Continue Reading

Another day in the sun….good times for the crew!

I missed blogging yesterday so everyone is gonna get the scoop for two days worth. My dearest appologies too all our fellow readers in the whirled wyde web, hehe.So after a not so busy first day and short nights rest, my day started pretty early with a volunteer meeting. I was representing the PT’s crew… Continue Reading