23 Oct '14, 8pm

Pacific’s Barista Series Almond Challenge Explodes in Portland

Pacific’s Barista Series Almond Challenge Explodes in Portland

It’s not surprising that there was such a good turnout of baristas to take part in Pacific Natural Foods’ Barista Series Almond Challenge that took place at Coffee Fest Portland last weekend. After all, the company’s Deb Kaminski had the brilliant idea to involve Portland baristas in the development of the product. For Deb, it was a no-brainer: “They’re the ones who will be using the Almond, so they should be the ones to give it a thumbs up,” she told me at the beginning of 2014, when the product was released. Deb worked with Nathanael May of Portland Roasting , Devin Chapman, who was then with Coava Coffee , and Brad Quirie of Jola Cafe , to name a few, to create an almond product that could be steamed, would taste great cold or hot, and would blend beautifully with espresso. There was a lot of trial and error, but folks are unanimous about their love for this cafe-specif...

Full article: http://baristamagazine.com/blog/?p=15129

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