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United States Coffee Competition - Kansas City February 2016

Dispatch by Barista and Trainer Matt Foster Two weeks ago was my second time competing in a regional Brewer’s Cup competition, and many things were very much like my first time competing. Familiar things like late nights spent alone and with fellow competitors securitizing every detail of our presentations, running all over town and the internet to find wares, reciting our speeches out loud often enough that our family, friends and pets have it memorized, and enduring caffeine induced sleepless nights counting how many times we’ve counted the coffee beans we see when we close our eyes. Everything else however, was much different. Last time I was able to choose my coffee, brew method and presentation from the start and...

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