25 Jun '15, 4pm

Two Thoughtful Responses To Yesterday's SCAA Regional Competition News

Two Thoughtful Responses To Yesterday's SCAA Regional Competition News

“Competitions are also a better learning tool than any class, certification, or workshop. Why? Because the burden is on the barista to improve. Knowing you are responsible for your own success and/or failure, and knowing that you have to stand up and give this presentation in front of all your peers, with a microphone on, while being projected onto a jumbotron…well, that makes you up your game just a bit. Classes and workshops offer a much more passive user experience with a reward nowhere near the reward you get from busting your ass for months and then letting it all hang out. Where you place on the scoreboard hardly matters; it’s about the process. As Billy Wilson (multiple time regional winner) said today: “The real value was in seeing your barista compete. Fall in love…The value was in learning the craft. ” Forget about the idea of the competitions finding “the best i...

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