28 Jun '15, 6pm

Barista Showdown Brings Together Baristas from the West @baristamagazine #coffeelovers #barista

The top three contenders in the event, Cole Werfelman, Alise Hay, and Sarah Hull, each displayed a unique grasp of their craft. Werfelman, who won second place last year in the competition, is a no-nonsense barista with a ready store of banter. Her signature drink incorporated Thai chili and chocolate into a latte, with a palate-clearing garnish of bacon, chocolate, and fresh thyme. As one of her prizes last year, Werfelman developed her own coffee blend with Caravan Coffee’s roastmaster, Paul Allen, and she competed with it this year. The “Earth Blend” was a tri-origin presentation that paired well with milk and stood out as espresso. In the final “Macchiato-Off” between the two top competitors, Werfelman’s coffee was the determining factor that won the day.

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