Barista Championships Coming to LA


7 Responses to “Barista Championships Coming to LA”

  1. thawingedcow says:

    Hy Dmn, myb y cn cmpt n th bggst-dch cmpttn.
    Respect people’s trade. These baristas work hard to be the best. That deserves respect.

  2. Daemon says:

    Next year they’re getting the day-labourer competition and the burger-slinger competition.

  3. Anonymous says:

    It might be the first ever one in LA, but it’s not the first ever barista championships. They’ve been going on for years. My wife went to the one in Austin last year.

  4. dr80085 says:

    I love good coffee.
    Barista competitions rock.
    That was the stupidest promo video ever.

  5. drtwist says:

    quick! someone find a way to mention Intelligentsia Coffee!

  6. lenmandy says:

    As a former barista competitor, I’m so psyched to see Boingboing giving some attention to the world of specialty coffee. More people drinking coffee that actually tastes good (and complex and balanced and sweet) can only be a good thing.

    As #3 points out, barista comps have been happening in the US for over five years. Most competitors spend months practicing technique and tasting and refining their espresso blend. You can read my coverage of last year’s Canadian Western competition here:

  7. Anonymous says:

    Before anyone asks: the wonderful song in this trailer is “Song Song Song” by Final Fantasy.

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