Billy Wilson of “Barista“, a cafe based out of Portland, Oregon speaks to Dan Mueller of Dallis Brothers Coffee. Billy speaks briefly of his cafes and retail operations as well as the NERBC 2011 and being a judge for the event.
Byron Holcomb coffee director at Dallis Brothers Coffee speaks with Dan Mueller regarding Dallis Coffee’s line at the 5th Bar at the NERBC 2011. The Coffee being served by Dallis Coffee at the 5th bar included LiquidAmbar – Nicaragua, Don Mayo-Costa Rica, La Pinera – El Salvador, Las Amazones- Honduras, Kimabara-Kenya and Dallis Coffee’s famous NY Espresso blend. Keep on rockin Byron!
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.