Today marks the beginning of the 2011 NWRBC that once again will be held at the Tacoma Convention Center. We are proud to announce that Lauren Ayrey and Emily Jackson will be representing Batdorf & Bronson® at this years event. They have both been diligently working out the kinks of their presentations, fine-tuning their espresso roast profiles and making modifications to their signature drinks. Emily is our Olympia Retail Trainer and she will bring 11 years of coffee experience to the competition tomorrow. Lauren has been a barista for Batdorf & Bronson® for a total of 5 years and will be entering her third NWRBC competition with a lot more culinary education than in the past. They will both be using our Nicaragua Finca Los Milagros as their espresso.
The competition will be stiff this year with a wide gamut of baristas from around the region and a total of seven from our hometown of Olympia. Go Olympia! Read the profile of each Northwest regional competitor. Brain Meyers, Heather Ringwood, Will Frith, Jenny Huff and Marcus Young all loaded into a van at 7am this morning headed for Tacoma to take part in the Judges Certification Workshop and this evening's industry Meet & Greet held at Metronome Coffee.
The competition will begin tomorrow at 11am. Emily will go on second at 11:34 and Lauren's run-through is 4:00pm. Download the 2011 NWRBC competition schedule. We wish the best to all Olympia baristas and much love and support goes to Emily and Lauren!