29 Jan '16, 12am

The final installment of our 10-week series on preparing for next week's USBC Qualifying Event is now on Barista...

The final installment of our 10-week series on preparing for next week's USBC Qualifying Event is now on Barista...

One of the best pieces of advice I did get from my Irving buddies (thanks Tamara!) was to practice your prep time. Time yourself, and have a plan for how you will use your 10 minutes of set-up and dial-in time. In past years, competitors got 15 minutes to set-up their workstations, and if I’m being totally candid, I think this decrease in prep time is possibly the single most critical thing that’s changed in the format of this qualifying competition. Just because you’re preparing fewer drinks doesn’t mean it’s going to take you less time to arrange yourself and dial in. So, do everything you can to spend as much of your time dialing in. Even if you move fast, you will theoretically only be able to spend 5 to 6 minutes dialing in, with 1 to 2 minutes arranging your materials, and another 1 to 2 minutes cleaning up your station and making sure it’s clean enough to pass muste...

Full article: http://baristamagazine.com/blog/barista-training-camp-pre...

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