29 May '18, 3pm

Andrea Allen Reflects on Her 2018 USBC Experience

Andrea Allen Reflects on Her 2018 USBC Experience

Andrea Allen spoke from the heart in her presentation at the the 2018 United States Barista Championship . Inspired by the precarious outlook for coffee production, Andrea developed a routine paralleling the future of her business, family, and community with the future of specialty coffee. Though the emotional routine brought some in the USBC audience to tears, Andrea placed fifth in the competition—a disappointing result for the two-time USBC runner-up, who says she made key mistakes in her finals performance. Still, it was a learning experience for Andrea; here, she talks to us about her approach to this year’s competition, what she learned from it, and her thoughts on whether she’ll compete again next year.

Full article: http://www.baristamagazine.com/andrea-allen-2018-usbc/

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