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Posted Tue Mar 29, 2005, 1:00am
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USBC 2005 Day 2 & Semi Finals
Road Reports article by Mark Prince

CoffeeGeek provides a comprehensive look at over 150 photos from Day 2 and the Semi Finals from the 2005 United States Barista Championships, in Seattle.
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Posted Thu Mar 31, 2005, 12:43am
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I take it that there were no naked PF's in action?
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Posted Thu Mar 31, 2005, 1:41am
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Wow, superb article and photos!
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Posted Thu Mar 31, 2005, 9:12am
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nice article Mark. Excellent images!

 
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Posted Thu Mar 31, 2005, 9:28am
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fookoonetwork Said:

I take it that there were no naked PF's in action?

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Excuse me sir, but the USBC is a family-affair. ;-)

 
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Posted Thu Mar 31, 2005, 10:34am
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murky, you look like my friend. very cute and friendly.
mark, nice photos.

just one question: why put knock box under the grinder? my guess answer: to catch loose ground. and the robur must be super high, or they set it up on something?
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Posted Thu Mar 31, 2005, 10:41am
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just one question: why put knock box under the grinder? my guess answer: to catch loose ground. and the robur must be super high, or they set it up on something?

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The doser on Roburs is about 8-10 inches above the counter. I do the same thing with the knockbox. I move it under my pf while dosing, then move it out of the way and waste into it. Part of your overall score is cleanliness. This just helps out.

 
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Posted Thu Mar 31, 2005, 3:25pm
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Fantastic photo's Mark and the always intiguing captions and dialogue!!  Lookin forward to see what you have to offer for the WBC.

Big Thanks,

steve

p.s.  I think I should of had my knockbox under the grinder too.  Oops!!  To much waste....
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Posted Thu Mar 31, 2005, 3:56pm
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you are an artisan.... the pics are beautiful... feel like i was there...

the question... is if I was there... would I have felt this close to the action or would it have felt like I watching a football game from the upper deck...  just curious....

 
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Posted Thu Mar 31, 2005, 5:33pm
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Mark-
Thank you.  It is an honor to be included with such a distinguished list of Baristas - all of whom are much more skilled than myself.  My respect goes out to everyone who competed.  Thanks also to my pseudo-teammate John Hornall.  If you look closely at the pics, you'll notice that we shared a number of items - such as the Illy cups and signature drink glasses!

Our champion Phuong was as graceful and wonderful as always.  She was a great Rio for Bronwen and she's a perfect Champion for the United States.

As always, Jon Lewis was just on a whole different level, making espresso drinks like no one else in America.  Awesome.

Steve Fritzen had to be one of the sharpest baristas in the group with his chef whites and apron.  I kept thinking that Thomas Keller had come to our table.

When it came to the knockbox, I too had mine under the Robur but I believe I was knocked on a few points because of it.  I'll know more when I receive the scoresheets.

The Intelligentsia crew was professional, cool, calm, collected and participated without any hint of pretence.  Consummate Baristas.  

Nick Cho - Cute and friendly?  He's like Fozzie Bear!

Dom-
If you would have attended you would have been right in the mix.  It was easy for anyone to get a great seat.
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