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Day 0 from SCAA 2004 Atlanta
Author: Mark Prince
Posted: April 23, 2004
Article rating: 9.6
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Today's photos
Posted by Mark Prince, 2:00pm Permalink to this blog entry

A bunch of photos from today, raw, just resized to 640 x 480. Enjoy! I'm off to the evening reception next.

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CNN Center
Right next door to my hotel...
Inside
This way to exhibitions, champions and more ;)
Alan Frew
I ran into Alan as I was heading in for the morning's Judge Calibration meeting.
Barry Jarrett
Stylin' and profiling, as always ;) (yes, the shorts were de rigueur!)
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Jeff Taylor
A judge captain, Jeff Taylor mugs for the camera
Cindy and Lindsey
Cindy Chang and Lindsey Bolger at the Judges' Calibration.
Phuong Tran
A competitor in the USBC, and winner of the PNW Championships.
Billy Wilson
Billy's practicing in the back before competing.
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Baristi warming up
Baristi are warming up in front area before competition.
Senior Judge John Sanders
The senior judge checks out the final setup before competition starts.
Dismas Smith
Dis is done competiting, he's cleaning up but smiles for the camera
Barista getting ready
A competitor, feeling the pressure as she's about to compete.
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Custom Reg
The custom reg barber tampers ready for the final winners.
Mark Pfaff
Mark cleans and gets a machine ready for the next competitor. He competes tomorrow.
Sandy Hon
Sandy smiles for the camera before competing.
Bronwen Serna
Bronwen rushes by, but has a smile for the camera as she goes.
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Trish Skeie
Trish speaks at a panel / intensive training session on the different coffee cultures of the world
Peter Guiliano
Peter, of Counter Culture coffee, speaks in a Friday Intensive session.
John Neate
One of the sensory judges in the USBC, John Neate listens as a Barista speaks.
Dismas Talks
Dis talks to a camera crew after competing.
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Judging
The sensory judges doing their thing.
Billy Wilson
Billy preps for his round.
Sandy Hon
Sandy in the act of tamping as she competes.
Judging Always
As the competitors continue, the judging is constant.
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Phuong Tran Setup
Phuong's setup in the back.
Phuong Setup
More of Phuong's setup.
Barista Setup
Another Barista's setup in the prep room
Another...
Yet another Barista setup in the prep room.
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Mo Judging
Judges evaluate a signature drink.
Billy Wilson
Billy taking a requested breather before starting.
Billy Wilson
Billy shakes hands with each judge at the start of his session.
Audience
A good first day audience.
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Judges
Judges evaluate the espresso.
Warming Up
A barista warms up for her turn at competing.
Billy Wilson
Billy, super intense in his competition mode.
First Prize
Part of what the USBC is all about (but not all of it)

More to come!

Article rating: 9.6
Author: Mark Prince
Posted: April 23, 2004
feedback: (21) comments | read | write
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