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Posted Wed Mar 16, 2005, 12:00am
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2005 USBC Judges' Certification
Road Reports article by Mark Prince

An insiders' look and a photo essay that examines the certification process people go through to be qualified to judge at a national barista competition.
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Posted Thu Mar 17, 2005, 4:34pm
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The Photos from this article are amazing.... the colors are so rich....yellows and oranges really stand out....
(wow I can't believe I am geekin' out over color...i need a green beer)

 
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Sweet-III-Sour-II-Salty-III THIS biatch! ;-)

 
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The one with Sanders in his Stumptown shirt is really nice.

 
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Posted Thu Mar 17, 2005, 6:52pm
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Nice pics Mark.

I think someone needs to offer the sensory class to baristas to help us better our skills.
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Posted Thu Mar 17, 2005, 7:44pm
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cheapdialogue Said:

The one with Sanders in his Stumptown shirt is really nice.

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Heck, I think the one of you, light dark contrasts is the best! And the one of you with your hat, laughing is second best. Loooookin goooood, homes ;)

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Posted Fri Mar 18, 2005, 7:57am
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I knew several people who competed for the first time as well as one that was a finalist judge their first year   Way to go Kansas folks!!!  

As a realatively new 'coffee geek' I have tried asking the question of judges as to why you have to only dose one portafiler at a time.  I was told it was because of temperature loss.  How is this possible when I can hold three of them in my hand and have them dosed/tamped in less than 30 seconds?  Has anyone ever done tests to see how much of a temperature loss there is in the short time ther filter is off the head?

As a managing barista that hopes to compete next year I found the article informative.

Thanx.
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I think the article is a good starting point for those of us whom want to take the espresso journey further as a home enthusiast.... thanks for shedding some light on the issues of judging (it was a trip talking to Lorax about judging based on his experience with the Western Regional.... crazee stuff...but seemed like he had fun)

ps Mark....I need a good tutorial on how to take awesome shots using a 20D... I am getting married next month and I want to get a lot of great shots commemorating the day...outside the snarky (hehee) professional ones...

 
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Posted Fri Mar 18, 2005, 3:24pm
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beanchef Said:

Has anyone ever done tests to see how much of a temperature loss there is in the short time ther filter is off the head?

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Yes, as a matter of fact.

First, the obvious: the portafilter cools down most quickly right after it's removed, and the rate of cooling decreases as time goes on.

It cools about 0.4F/second for the first 15 secs, 0.3F/second for the next 15 secs, 0.25F/second for the next 15 sec.

Those are the numbers, but you still have to taste to see if they make a difference.

 
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Posted Sat Mar 19, 2005, 6:33am
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Those are the numbers, but you still have to taste to see if they make a difference.

AndyS,

Thank you for the numbers.  I love when answers are that concrete.
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