We’ve been roasting Panama Esmeralda since August 4 and it has been earning raves ever since. Luke from 21st Street Coffee blogged about it recently and encouraged folks in the Pittsburgh area to “definitely get up there and try their Esmeralda. Batdorf & Bronson did a great job with their lot.” Luke sampled the Panama Esmeralda at a Barista Smackdown hosted by Pittsburgh coffee house Enrico’s Tazza D’Oro. The competition featured baristas from 21st Street Coffee and Aldo Coffee in a head-to-head latte art competition. The winner received a pot of cash and all competitors were invited to sample a French Press of B&B’s Panama Esmeralda brewed by the evening’s host, Amy Enrico. Our training specialist Oliver Stormshak was recently in Pittsburgh to do an in-depth training at Amy’s coffeehouse.
“Tazza D’Oro are true leaders in the east coast coffee community. This is their second year being barista certified, yet they always want to learn more. I worked one-on-one with each member of the staff to improve bar skills, technique and explore the chemistry and science behind espresso. It was awesome.”
Photos courtesy of Amy Enrico