In less than a week we will know who the champion is. That’s right, the 7th annual SCAA Midwest Regional Barista Competition starts on Friday and the team at PT’s Coffee Roasting Co. has been hard at work for months to bring everything they’ve got to the table. We have three competitors this year, ready to showcase the knowledge and technical skill that they’ve gained in their years with us. They’ve worked incredibly hard to surpass their personal bests and set a high bar for the midwest. Every year we have watched this competition get more and more challenging and technical skills get tighter. We hope that our preparation, as well as our rather tasty espresso blend (a modified version of La Bella Vita) will serve us well this year. There are so many great competitors this year that it is hard to tell what might happen. We will keep the blog updated as we go from round to round this weekend. In the mean time, it’s time to pack up all of our equipment and make our way to St. Louis…..
Good Luck to all competitors!