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Posted Mon Sep 25, 2006, 1:15pm
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doubleM Said:

The real-life model for this action figure is the barista who had my current job before I did.  She was/is a first-rate barista, super-talented at milk texturing and able to throw down some damn fine latte art.  Oh yeah, her shots rock too!

Posted September 25, 2006 link

Did she wear green glasses too?

Mark, Barista action figure owner since 2003 or so.

 
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Posted Mon Sep 25, 2006, 2:12pm
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i was one of the Round 1 judges for the SERBC this year.  i will start by saying it was an honor: i took a step back for a few seconds, mid-competition, and took a look around the room, and counted as many people (that i recognized from CG, other trade shows, competitions, jams, etc) as i could....i ran out of fingers very very fast.  i was truly impressed at the level of expertise in the room, judges and competitors alike.  

i wish i would've made the time for the social events, like the judges' appreciation dinner.  from the stories i heard, you guys and girls threw down quite the shin-dig.  i'll make sure to clear my schedule next time.

i never thought that i would be nervous, but stepping onto the floor as a judge for the very first competitor, even i had the stage jitters!!  very exciting!!

the turnout was great: that little room was full by the end of the finals on Sunday!!  and yes, i think i counted like ten barista action figures by the end of the day....

Nick was truly a champion of champions.  it's really hard to be relaxed and excited at the same time, but Nick presents himself so well on-stage.  i agreed completely with his winning first place.  Congrats Mr. Cho.

Monday morning was a sad one.......................after watching all these competitors.......................i really suck at latte art.  not pretty at all.  i'm working on it, though....


see you at the next comp!!!!!
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Posted Mon Sep 25, 2006, 7:11pm
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Congratulation to Nick for winning the SE Regional, and the season opener for 2007 USBC.  


Ciordia9 Said:

Congratulations Nick & All.  It was my expressed desire to make it but I had some thick headed circumstances that kept me away.  In the end I washed out my weekend and really should have been there.  Keep kickin butt.  Hope to see you contend in Long Beach Nick!

-a

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Andy,

Don't be too modest...You need to elaborate what your plan was that kept you from attending the competition... : )
I know you get more high from doing this than from drinking coffee...

Cheers,

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Posted Mon Sep 25, 2006, 8:10pm
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Thanks for the props all, specially from Mr. Prince.

It was a great time, and I love the continued development of the barista community in the South East, and around the country (and the world).  It's my favorite thing about being involved with the competitions.

Daryn was awesome.  Lem is always a pro.  The other finalists, Ryan, Lena, and Michelle, were hardcore.

It's an honor to be part of this community, and I hope to represent well at the USBC.

(airfare and hotel?  Check.  w00t!!!)

 
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Posted Wed Sep 27, 2006, 5:51am
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Check this link click here to Daniel Humphries' blog (from Cafe Grumpy in Greenpoint, N.Y.) to see how much the love for Nick Cho has spread.

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Posted Thu Sep 28, 2006, 1:35pm
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Go Nick! DC Represent!!!
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Posted Wed Oct 22, 2008, 8:00am
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I hope Bob enters this competition next:

Vancouver International Pour Latte Art Competition, September 6th, at the 2009 Vancouver Fringe Festival


At first i found Bob's achievement "spectacular" but in retrospect i take the comment back.

Bob is a charasmatic top level author "cookbooks" who enters into competitions such as these

"http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glutton_for_Punishment".

The resources, equipment and training could probably be considered close to the best in the world

ie. Sammy P. training Bob B. one on one.

The only suprise for me was the poor latte art. I guess there is absolutely no emphasis on it in score sheets?

If that is the case then his various comical attempts at latte art during the broadcast were just for the camera.


cheers.

ps. Found the link to the Chef partly responsible for the signature drink http://www.pan-o-pan.net/indexflash.html
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