Blog — Espresso Training
The Road to the U.S. Barista Championship: USBC 2023 Qualifiers in Denver
Wheels up to Denver: this weekend, March 3–5, we're headed out to the qualifiers of the 2023 U.S. Coffee Championships. And by "we," we mean the talented, passionate members of our team who have spent these past weeks in preparation mode for their respective events. Including Reyna Callejo, our Training and Innovation Director, who intends to woo the judges of this year's U.S. Barista Championships.
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Over the past several weeks we have been hard at work building a state-of-the-art espresso training lab and cupping room attached to our roastery. In designing the Coffee Lab we wanted it to be bright and welcoming with the overall feel and bar flow to match our cafes. Building it was a lesson in DIY wood working with an eye towards green building. In construction we decided to use reclaimed materials whenever possible. My father Dale Schroeder built the cabinets using reclaimed Doug Fir Flooring, the counter tops were sourced locally through Windfall Lumber, and the cupping table is...
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