Here are your MARBC finalists:
Allie Turner (Independent)
Jake Liefer (Independent)
Drew Von Arx (21st Street Coffee and Tea)
Jeremy Sterner, Randy Kindle, and Grant Machamer (Peregrine Espresso)
Tweets are pouring in about MARBC updates. Mike White is on the floor live tweetpic-ing (yes, we said live tweetpic-ing). Folks are signed on to the official United States Barista Championship web site chat room and waiting for a live feed. Chat room sources indicate there will be no live feed today. Our sources have told us that there are people on the ground working hard to get a stream up and expect (fingers crossed) to see the finals online and streaming tomorrow.
20 more Millrock Latte Art contenders are competing in Day 2 of Round 1. Congratulations to Sprudge.com friend Erin Meister of Counter Culture Coffee, who tied for first in yesterday.