Big WESTERN ---> DAY 2.

by Ashley Tomlinson


The excitement escalated today at the Big Western Regional Barista Championship as tons more coffee enthusiasts were able to make it out to join in on the fun.  It was great to connect with so many incredible people from the industry, and inspiring to watch all of the baristas' performances. Here are some photos highlighting a few of my favorite moments of the day: 

note: Please let me know if you'd like me to tag you, or someone you know in any of these photos...

Todd Goldsworthy of Klatch Coffee 

Todd Goldsworthy of Klatch Coffee 

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Judges preparing for the day

Judges preparing for the day

Mitchell from Bar Nine Collective, Culver City, Ca.

Mitchell from Bar Nine Collective, Culver City, Ca.

Our Big Western Resident Illustrator!

Our Big Western Resident Illustrator!

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Coffee is a spectator sport.

Coffee is a spectator sport.

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Antone of the L.A. Coffee Club 

Antone of the L.A. Coffee Club 

The folks from Augies Coffee from Redlands, Ca.

The folks from Augies Coffee from Redlands, Ca.

on bar.

on bar.

Always a pleasure to see the Klatch folks! 

Always a pleasure to see the Klatch folks! 

Prizes

Prizes

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Chad of Torque Coffee, Vancouver, WA

Chad of Torque Coffee, Vancouver, WA

Brave Volunteers winning Reg Barber Tampers

Brave Volunteers winning Reg Barber Tampers

Brewing with Lift Coffee Roasters
Chad's Signature Drink! from Torque Coffee, Vancouver, WA.

Chad's Signature Drink! from Torque Coffee, Vancouver, WA.

Laila from Caffe Ladro of Seattle, post presentation.

Laila from Caffe Ladro of Seattle, post presentation.

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Sprudge working hard

Sprudge working hard

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Tech Judges

Tech Judges

Eden Marie of Intelligentsia Coffee 
Sprudge keeping us in the loop

Sprudge keeping us in the loop

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 Sumner a competitor from The Curb Truck, Hawaii

 Sumner a competitor from The Curb Truck, Hawaii

Eden Marie of Intelligentsia Coffee

Eden Marie of Intelligentsia Coffee