We know professional baristas can sometimes make their jobs look easy — all that tamping and twirling — but to make it to the top of your trade requires practice practice practice. In anticipation of the upcoming North East Regional Barista Championship, great baristas from around New York City have descended upon our Ozone Park coffee factory to taste, train, and perfect their techniques. We’ll be introducing them each to you as the competition draws near, but for now, here’s a little peek at what have become weekly — or more frequent — shenanigans in our training lab.
Witness Rose-Emma Lunderman from Root Hill, Tommy Green from Tiny’s Giant, Justin Schulz from Roberta’s, and Cara Vince from Think Coffee, all honing their routines under the wary eyes of competition certified judge Teresa von Fuchs and the Dallis Bros. crew. All these hot tickets are using Dallis Bros. coffee — and we couldn’t be prouder. Stay tuned to this space for more on what you’ll see on the competition floor!