26 Oct '17, 3pm

Erika Vonie on Winning Coffee Masters NYC

Erika Vonie on Winning Coffee Masters NYC

How did you come to compete in Coffee Masters? EV: I’m a perennial coffee competitor, and after having competed in Coffee Masters last year, it wasn’t even a question whether I’d apply again this year or not. Coffee Masters is alluring for a number of reasons, and honestly for me, the $5,000 prize for the winner is one of the lowest priorities. To excel at Coffee Masters, you have to be a well-rounded coffee professional, exhibiting excellence in a number of facets of the industry. Unlike the World Barista Championship circuit, which is half recital and half mastery of one discipline (no shade—it’s VERY difficult), at Coffee Masters you have to have skills at cupping, origin identification, espresso and brewing extraction, latte art, and signature drink creation, as well as practical skills like speed and cleanliness on bar, and the ability to perform under stress and pres...

Full article: http://www.baristamagazine.com/erika-vonie-coffee-masters/

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