From videos, photos and more than a hundred live-tweets, here’s a curated look back at day two of the Northwest Regional Barista Competition in Tacoma, Washington.
11:22AM #nwrbc live tweets! let us clog your twitter feed ALL DAY LONG. @tyler_stevens is up first, starting now
11:23AM @tyler_stevens is groovin’ mellow to the band’s “get up, jake”
11:26AM room has tons of energy for the @tyler_stevens routine…already a very different room from yesterday
11:32AM oak barrel aged sig drink from @tyler_stevens with fig gastrique – like a jeffrey morgenthaler cocktail at 11 in the morning
11:42AM @sampurvis up now – opens to a little classic soul, and starts with the sig drink – shocker
11:52AM very professional, workman-like…would be smithing metal or carving marble a hundred years ago
11:55AM @sampurvis this routine is like watching “memento”, or that seinfeld episode that’s all told backwards…
12:09PM @barista_alex – impressive and hustling through mic problems, audio problems, very professional
12:13PM orgeat, heavy cream, egg white, kaffir lime, “shake it into a frothy goodness” – @barista_alex with a kind of espresso gin fizz
12:18PM @barista_alex time called at 15:04
12:29PM “today i just want to focus on flavors of coffee, that’s the world i live in” – kyle of @canlis using coffees roasted 3 days ago.
12:42PM kyle from @canlis goes panna cotta supernova
12:44PM kyle from @canlis calls time at 15:15
12:46PM dropped at the end of kyle from @canlis’s routine, he used @intelligentsia bolivia anjilanaka
12:54PM “I heard its actually Ryan Wilbur competing in a Laila costume” – paulhalvorsen on the live stream
1:02PM @lay_luh calls time at 14 flat
1:14PM meanwhile the #brewerscup silent auction is underway
1:15PM the untweetable emily jackson of @batdorfcoffee goes for caps with macadamia nut sweetness and hints of chocolate
1:23PM emily jackson of @batdorfcoffee calls time at 14:30
1:34PM ann schneider competes now, her husband collin competed yesterday – is this the first pair of husband-and-wife regional competitors?
1:45PM “I want cookies” – USBC Champ @PeteLicata, watching ann schneider’s routine
1:47PM “i might have to break his knees if he makes it into finals” – ann schneider on husband (and co-competitor) collin
1:58PM no rest for the live-tweet weary. lauren lathrop of @pdcoffee up now #nwrbc
2:05PM lauren lathrop of @pdcoffee calls time at 14:45
2:11PM @sarahdooley of @lamarzocco up now – big cheer as she’s announced.
2:28PM just so totally knowledgeable and confident…@sarahdooley #nwrbc one of the best routines of the day
2:30PM @sarahdooley calls time at 17:00
2:45PM @devchap soundtrack is a real fist-pumper #nwrbc #emobands
2:48PM cartel’s “say anything” as @devchap’s soundtrack- @jasondominy may be getting a lip ring. developing…
2:55PM music jokes aside, @devchap’s routine meets with the biggest closing cheer of the day #nwrbc
3:00PM brett felchner up next – 4 competitors left, roughly an hour behind schedule – announcement around 5-ish?
3:06PM @brettboywonder gets down with the soil report – a very volcano-forward performance
3:44PM brady macdonald calls time at 15:59, just escaping a DQ
3:49PM kayla sippich’s family contingent is here dressed in identical red shirts with black sleeves – #nwrbc #familysupport
4:15PM timothy graham up now from @victrolacoffee – timothy opens to some spoon tunes – excited for announcements #nwrbc #longday
4:20PM “this washed coffee does great with milk. the acidity mellows, and the honey flavor shines through”
4:27PM timothy graham calls time at 14:30
4:30PM last up is late-addition Rick Cox @SEA_Espresso – who is apparently “the xzibit of espresso machines” according to @devchap
4:35PM @sea_espresso is rockin’ the sureshot – “i got mad hits like i was rod carew”
4:47PM @sea_espresso rick cox calls time at 15:43