WRBC 2009 http://wrbc2009.net Western Regional Barista Competition Thu, 05 Mar 2009 21:44:27 +0000 http://wordpress.com/ en hourly 1 http://www.gravatar.com/blavatar/ff49a9f9f8917a8050e98def5849db13?s=96&d=http://s.wordpress.com/i/buttonw-com.png WRBC 2009 http://wrbc2009.net USBC http://wrbc2009.net/2009/03/06/usbc/ http://wrbc2009.net/2009/03/06/usbc/#comments Thu, 05 Mar 2009 21:24:47 +0000 flyingthud http://wrbc2009.net/?p=423 ]]>

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More to come!

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nick griffith

FoodGPS has a post-victory interview with Nick Griffith of Intelligentsia, the new Western Regional Champ, who is now looking ahead to the USBC March 5-8 in Portland, Oregon.

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Our east coast friend Liz Clayton talks with Doug Zell about Team Intelligentsia’s juggernaut status in the barista competition world. Among the many choice quotes:

…When there can be a chili cook-off or a steak contest or a macaroni and cheese contest on the Food Network and we still haven’t gotten coverage, I see how much longer we have to go.

The big question is, will we get there?

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western regional top 3 a few minutes before the results were announced.

congratulations to these three guys who all worked and trained really hard and have proven themselves as the best of the best.  all threw down beautiful and delicious coffees and solid presentations.  hope we see all three in the usbc, and the 2009 usbc champ may be in this photo.  i’m just sayin…

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The Winners!!
Intelli domination!!
1) Nick Griffith
2) Devin Pedde
3) Ryan Willbur

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in attendance at the wrbc is the 2-time and current champion of Guatemala, Raul Rodas.  He’s been running around behind the scenes, tasting coffee, taking pics, emcee’ing, taking it all in, trying different coffees, working 4th machine.

Raul will be competing for guatemala at the 2009 World Barista Championship in Atlanta.


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The Action Outside
Everyone waits for the final results……..

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Devin was using an heirloom Ethiopian yirg.

Kebede Koomsa is the co-op/washing station.

Fruit notes to citrus.  Constantly changing.


Devin's beans and brewer

nick checks out devin's device

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Command Central
The electronic brain of the WRBC 2009.

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Devin Pedde – Intelligentsia

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photos by raul rodas

JT was using a blend of three bleans, recently devloped for the competition at Verve.  It showcases a special Panama coffee from the Boquete region, from the elida estate, producer is wilford lamastus.

jt's beanz

JT raps with the emcee's post-comp

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truby shoes

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Jared Truby-Verve Coffee Roasters, Santa Cruz, CA

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photo by raul rodas

Renee used a s.o. colombian.  narino maria bolanos, villa maria

1800 m grown

has rosemary in the nose

tasting notes: chocolate fudge, cherry acidic finish

renee from ritual used a s.o. colombian

renee from ritual used a s.o. colombian

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