25 Jan '16, 8pm

This is why @everymanny is our go to cafe at @madebymany

In Mr. Lewontin’s hands, Batlle’s Finca Los Alpes yielded “nectarine and grapefruit” notes as espresso, with a “beautiful sweetness and crisp acidity.” It was a routine that touched frequently on the myriad of ways in which service impacts flavor, from the color of the napkins to the tactile feel of the vessel being served, to the demeanor and verbal choices made by the barista. While clearly a honed and exhaustively practiced 15 minute routine, Lewontin’s script never felt rote or overly performed–this is a barista competition set designed to win, with careful decision making influenced by the rules of the game and confines of the score sheet, influenced by Mr. Lewontin’s previous competition experience, both as a competitor and judge.

Full article: http://sprudge.com/sam-lewontin-everyman-espresso-wins-20...

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