09 Mar '12, 6pm
Awesome piece from the Fresh Cup folks on #NERBC champ @katiecarguilo
It was the second regional win for Carguilo, who previously nabbed the victory at the 2007 Mid-Atlantic contest while working for Washington, D.C.’s Murky Coffee. Carguilo, who now works in customer support at Counter Culture Coffee’s New York City offices, estimates she has participated every other year in the regional competitions since 2005. Barber is another familiar face in the competition scene, having taken part in last year’s Brewers Cup and several regional barista contests. He’s currently a barista at New York City’s Third Rail Coffee, and in addition to the Brewers Cup win, he placed second in the barista competition. But it was Carguilo who took home the barista competition prize with an all-Ethiopian routine. For her cappuccinos, Carguilo used Counter Culture’s Idido Natural Sundried, a shade-grown Yirgacheffe coffee. “To get great scores on cappuccinos you ne...