15 May '18, 3pm

First Year Competitors—Colin Whitcomb https://t.co/zNnlugvNUa

First Year Competitors—Colin Whitcomb https://t.co/zNnlugvNUa

Coffee competitions these days are ultra competitive—not just during the actual competition, but getting even a spot to compete usually involves sitting at your computer refreshing the registration page until it goes live. So far in this series, we’ve been fortunate to share stories of very recent competitors, but Colin Whitcomb, longtime Barista Guild member and coffee veteran, shares his memories and experiences competing in 2008, when competitors were still serving blends, the espresso machine faced away from the judges, and the idea of a polished routine was still light years away. Read on as Colin shares his memories of his first barista competition 10 years ago.

Full article: http://www.baristamagazine.com/first-year-colin-whitcomb/

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