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Nicole Mournian, Caffe Luxxe, Santa Monica

currently midway through her routine.

nicole Mournian, caffe luxxe

competitor 17 Kan Hasegawa, Cafe Abir

kan hasegawa

milking it

by tonx


Among our generous sponsors is the oh-so-awesome and progressive Strauss Creamery who is providing milk for the Fourth Machine (which will be serving complimentary drinks to attendees during the event). Current World Barista Champion and international criminal mastermind Stephen Morrissey here inspects the fridge and finds it to his liking. We think you will agree.


tech judges, originally uploaded by tonx.

(photo from last year’s WRBC in Berkeley, more here).
Big thanks to our friends at Boingboing for their plug of the WRBC kicking off on Friday. Their post might lead you to think this is the first competition EVAR versus the first of these competitions to happen in Los Angeles. Nevertheless, the important thing for you to know dear readers, is that the event is going to be fun, it is free to the public, the competition is fierce, and you will get the chance to taste many fantastic coffees. We hope you’ll join us or follow along here and on the live stream.

Western Regional Barista Competition 2009

The Specialty Coffee Association of America presents the 2009 Western Regional Barista Competition hosted by Intelligentsia, January 23-25, 2009 at the Spring Arts Tower in downtown Los Angeles.

The event is fun, free to the public, and features some fantastic complimentary competition-caliber coffees on the "fourth machine" served by top baristas. We encourage you to join us!

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Team IntelLAgentsia

First Cup January 26, 2009

Jessie pours well.

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The Sponsors

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