In between performances at the NERBC 2011, Anne Nylander and Benjamin Wilkinson, who both work extensively with the Barista Guild of America, explain to Dan Mueller how baristas can get involved with the coffee community and talk about the BGA’s skill building workshops, classes and other activities. Check it out!
The performance that earned Park Brannen, from Cafe Grumpy, the 3rd place in the NERBC 2011.
Mike Jones, from Third Rail Coffee, in an impeccable presentation at the NERBC 2011 finals.
For those who don’t know him, Dan Streetman - a.k.a. “The Streetfighter” – is a longtime judge for USBC championships, former Dallis Bros. Coffee sales rep for Texas, current Irving Farms Coffee employee and a great guy. Dan Mueller gets the latest from him and his thoughts on the NERBC 2011 competition so far.
Dallis Bros Coffee’s own Philip Search took the full 15:00 and it was worth every second. Working his magic and throwing down the gauntlet to grinder manufacturers everywhere. Philip’s own construction, a Frankenstein grinder that he cobbled together from the flotsam and jetsam of our service shop’s cadavers. Great job Philip!
That’s right – Philip Search of Dallis Bros Coffee is a man on a mission. As you can see, he is not messing around.
Sam Penix from Everyman Espresso in NYC is the first of 6 finalists on the floor. Go Sam!
UPDATE: It was found later there was a fault with the espresso machine during Sam’s presentation, and he’ll get another chance to present again later in the day.
Catch all the NERBC and Brewers Cup action LIVE! Don’t miss a thing. Our 1st place winners will be flying to Houston in just a few weeks to represent!
Dan Mueller and Dr. Jones on a quick interview with Sam Penix from Everyman Espresso right before his presentation. Sam is the first finalist to present at the NERBC 2011! Go Sam!