Mr. Sam Penix of Everyman Espresso is NERBC Finalist Numero Uno Today

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.

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Nice guy, nice tats – Mr Sam Penix!

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!

Philip Search representing Dallis at NERBC!

Philip Search of Dallis Bros. Coffee on the floor at the NERBC 2011! Go Philip!

and the NERBC 2011 finalists are…

Congratulations to the NERBC 2011 finalists!  This year’s finalists are (in the order of their appearance tomorrow):

1 – Sam Penix, Everyman Espresso

2 – Philip Search, Dallis Bros Coffee

3 – Mike Jones, Third Rail Coffee

4 – Wiggles Peters, Irving Farm

5 – Brandon Duff, RBC NYC

6 – Park Brannen, Cafe Grumpy

Finals will begin tomorrow at 10:30 a.m.

Congratulations to all of the baristas who have competed this year are most certainly in order.  Their collective efforts have been truly inspirational and a testimony to just how remarkable the coffee culture in NYC has become.  Thank you to you all!

Sílvia Magalhães speaks to Dr. Jones

Sílvia Magalhães 3 time Barista Champion of Brazi (Octavio Cafe) has a quick chat with the good Dr.Jones of Dallis Brothers Coffee. Sylvia flew in from Brazil to check out the Baristas skills at the NERBC 2011 competition. She was as we all are….Very IMPRESSED!!

Abe Carmelli does the Twist!

Watch that dastardly Dan Mueller corner yet more prey in the shape of one Abe Carmelli, moderator on Home-Barista.com

Abe discusses the NERBC event space, trends in the home barista set and schools all those spro-mateurs out there in the gear they need in their own kitchens.

If you thought that was cool, keep tuned to dallisbroscoffee.com/nerbc and witness the unfolding action for yourself!

NERBC Day Two, take a bow…

And with that, we bring day two of the Northeast Regional Barista Competition here at beautiful Milk Studios to a close – but fear not!

We had a couple technical hiccups throughout the day getting all this great footage to you, the viewers, but that doesn’t mean the cameras weren’t rolling.  As we get through the night we’ll be posting all the video we took throughout the day but couldn’t get online immediately, so look forward to an abundance of new video to catch up on after you catch up on your zzzzz’s.

WHAT AM I SAYING?!?!

There’s no sleep on the schedule for the crew tonight, and we hope you make that sacrifice with us.  Join the barista crew at The Highline Loft tonight for what has been dubbed The Greatest Latte Art Throwdown of All Time, hosted by Dallis Bros Coffee and Cafe Grumpy!  The fates of the brave baristas will be tested, pairs pouring head to head the design decided upon by The Great Wheel!

Come see our heroes put their meddle to the test, or even pour yourselves.  The prizes include… eh hmm… a plane ticket and travel expenses to Brazil to hang out in the Alta Mogiana region at one of Brazil’s premier coffee farms, followed by a coffee and culture crawl through São Paulo.

Other prizes include a top-of-the-line Baratza coffee grinder and a fabulous manual brewing package provided by Cafe Grumpy.

There will be booze.  There will be well-coiffed company.  There might be dancing.  You’ll regret not coming.

So come out and celebrate the coffee lifestyle with the baddest bunch of baristas this country has to offer!

Philip Search’s Ultimate Espresso Grinder

Philip Search of Dallis Brothers Coffee, who just round house kicked his time also created his own grinder. This grinder is a modified Bunn G1 with a whole lot of Philip’s style to it. Check it out, Very Cool!

Wiggles from Irving Farm

Wiggles from Irving Farm, shakin and groovin while pulling shots of espresso for the judges. Wiggles did a wonderful job with all the components of the competition.