SCAA and Competition week

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SCAA and Competition week

We are marking out our checklists, stuffing our travel bags, and searching for any forgotten details as we prepare to represent the Triangle and Southeast Region at the 2014 United States Barista Competition.  This year the competition is taking place alongside the SCAA annual event in Seattle, Washington.  Tim and I will be traveling to Seattle Tuesday evening and touring the city and prepping for his routine on Friday ... a drive to Portland might even be in the works. 

Earlier this year, Tim Jones placed high enough in one of three regional competitions to qualify for a spot where baristas compete for top bragging rights and an entry into the World Barista Competition later this year in Italy. 

You can learn more about the competition here

Also, you will be able to watch Tim live on Friday at 12:49pm Pacific Time (3:49pm eastern)

Hello, World!

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Preparing for Seattle competition

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Preparing for Seattle competition

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Congratulations to Tim Jones @TimmJones for finishing 4th at the Big Eastern Barista competition and qualifying for a spot in the United States Barista Competition in April.  Tim is the operations manager for Jubala Coffee with aspirations to create more professional opportunities for young people in a growing specialty coffee industry.

Link to United States Barista Competition 

Today is February 10th which means we have a good two months to pick a coffee and nail down a routine for the barista competition that is filled with top baristas from around the country.   Tim's goal is to pick a coffee by end of next week and develop his story, which will not be too different than what he did last month in Durham.   

He will have to make three drinks for four different judges, a total of twelve drinks.  Those drinks include a single espresso, a single shot cappuccino, and an espresso forward signature drink.  He has fifteen minutes to get the drinks out while giving a professional presentation and keeping a clean work station.  

The keys to success:  Know your coffee, practice, have fun, be passionate.  

Follow us here or on twitter at @JubalaCoffee and @TimmJones for more info on our preparation for the United States Barista Competition (USBC).

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Times are set for the BigEastern Barista Competition

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Times are set for the BigEastern Barista Competition

Please join us in Durham next week as Andrew Cash, Tim Jones, and 44 other baristas square off in the 2014 US Eastern US barista competition.  

http://uscoffeechampionships.org/big-eastern-schedule-events-2/

Below are the day and times that triangle baristas will be competing 

Andrew Cash:  Jubala Coffee  1/17 @ 11:42

Tim Jones:  Jubala Coffee 1/19 @ 1:39

Steph Corona : La Farm Bakery 1/17 @ 11:23

Jen Hall:  Sola Cafe  1/17 @ 12:39

Dylan McFatrich:  Morning Times 1/17 @ 2:33

Katie Rant:  Sola Cafe 1/18 @ 5:27

 

Below are the day and times that triangle brewers cup competitors will be competing

Helen Flowers:  Morning Times 1/17 @ 11:52

Brian Maiers:  Joe Van Gogh 1/17 @ 12:00

Miles Murray:  Carrboro Coffee 1/17 @ 12:08

Kyle Ramage:  Mahlkonig 1/17 @ 12:16

Josh Kimbrough:  Carrboro Coffee 1/17 @ 12:40

Jonathan Bonchak:  Counter Culture Coffee 1/17 @ 12:48

Trevor Patton:  Morning Times 1/17 @ 1:04

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Barista Competition: Big Eastern

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Barista Competition: Big Eastern

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The Big Eastern Barista competition is right around the corner and we have been practicing hard to prepare for this fun annual event.  Both Tim Jones and Andrew Cash will represent Jubala Coffee this year which will take place in Durham Jan 17-19.  They have selected their coffees and will be using these next 30 days to build a 15 minute performance.  Last year Lem Butler of Counter Culture Coffee took home first place and went on to represent the Southeast in the national barista competition.  In 15 minutes the barista must give a professional presentation centered around 3 drinks: an espresso, cappuccino, and a signature drink.  They serve each round of drinks to 4 judges for a total of 12 drinks.  They are scored on the quality of the drinks and professionalism of the performance. 

you can learn more about this event and watch videos of past performances here http://uscoffeechampionships.org/

We will keep you posted with their progress ... so make sure to pat them on the back and give them a high five of encouragement!

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