Pass the poi, Mahalo! Pete Licata, of Honolulu Coffee Roasters (formerly of PT’s coffee, coach of Heather Perry) has been declared the big kahuna at this year’s Western Regional Barista Competition. Who da kine say no baristas in Hawaii? We are certainly not dem. Congratulations, Pete, and here’s looking at your POG pass to this year’s USBC in Anaheim. Meka leka hi meka hiney ho!
The runners-up at this year’s WRBC were Ryan Wibur (Intelligentsia) and Chris Baca (Verve Coffee Roasters). Congratulations, guys, but you were no match for the Hawaiian Punch spam musabe tsunami of talent that is Pete Licata.