Okie - I know social events were low on the list of things to cover, so this will be the last one, I promise. But it was such a blast.
The BGA had their Barista Party in one of LBC's hottest nightclubs, Cohiba, where cigar smoking is still (barely) in fashion!
It was a great time for us - so many friends to catch up on. I don't think I bought a single drink that night - for myself at least. I kept getting handed drinks after drinks. Gotta love it!
I had a long talk with a few people, including Bill Crossland from La Marzocco about the state of the empire; Carl Sara, reigning 3 time Kiwi Barista Champion, about how the USBC was going. And I even got to chat with the now infamous Tatiana, who put on one of the most fun performances ever seen at a USBC. Spent some time with Jay Caragay (even talked about the infamous PF podcast where I'm uh, heavily discussed), which was very cool. Till he started putting the moves on Beata! (kidding!)
There were three pool tables in the smoking room, though I didn't get any pool time - even though there were three pool tables. Alistair Durie, my fellow Vancouverite, was too busy hustling and rolling the table, that sneaky devil, and I wanted no part. I like my money.
These parties are always a highlight of these events, and yeah, I completely understand why people don't want to read about them - it makes you feel worse for not attending. So I'll round out my Day two coverage with a big thanks to Davinci Syrups as the sponsor for the party, and the BGA for organizing it. It was a blast. Here's some flickr coverage if you're so inclined.