BIG WESTERN Photo Recap | DAY 1.
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Excitement was in the air today at Lot 613 in Downtown LA. Competitors, brewers, baristas, judges, industry professionals and coffee aficionados gathered together to watch and participate in the Big Western Regional Barista Competition. Here are a few photos highlights of the day:

 Cappuccino from  Verve Coffee Roasters  of Santa Cruz

Cappuccino from Verve Coffee Roasters of Santa Cruz

 Brewers Cup Judges in deliberation

Brewers Cup Judges in deliberation

 The Competion Floor

The Competion Floor

 Pour Overs.

Pour Overs.

 Arman shows the Amphora - a drip coffee prototype by Xtrct

Arman shows the Amphora - a drip coffee prototype by Xtrct

 David of  Cafe Demitasse,  Los Angeles

David of Cafe Demitasse, Los Angeles

 Peter of  Bar Nine Collective , Culver City, Ca

Peter of Bar Nine Collective, Culver City, Ca

 Sharing  Melody Coffee  of Sebastopol, Ca

Sharing Melody Coffee of Sebastopol, Ca

  Thrive Farmers Coffee  sharing their green

Thrive Farmers Coffee sharing their green

  Lift Coffee Roasters  of Riverside, Ca 

Lift Coffee Roasters of Riverside, Ca 

 Adam and Antone of the  LA Coffee Club

Adam and Antone of the LA Coffee Club

 Cole of  Visions Espresso  getting ready to compete

Cole of Visions Espresso getting ready to compete

 Stacy from  Cafe Javasti  of Seattle

Stacy from Cafe Javasti of Seattle

 Folks from the  Barista Guild  handing out prizes

Folks from the Barista Guild handing out prizes

 Zachary taking photos for  Sprudge

Zachary taking photos for Sprudge

 Latte art by champion Jennifer Chun of  Coffee Code

Latte art by champion Jennifer Chun of Coffee Code

 Selina representing  Blue Bottle Coffee  of San Francisco

Selina representing Blue Bottle Coffee of San Francisco

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 Todd Goldsworthy of  Klatch Coffee  judging 

Todd Goldsworthy of Klatch Coffee judging 

  Parliament Chocolate  of Redlands, Ca

Parliament Chocolate of Redlands, Ca

 Frank of  Copa Vida , Pasadena, preparing his signature beverage for the judges. 

Frank of Copa Vida, Pasadena, preparing his signature beverage for the judges.