Your 2011 NWRBC champion is…Samuel Purvis of Coava! Sam won it all with a score of 688.5, just barely besting 2nd place finisher Ryan Wilbur's score of 688. Wow. Laila Ghambari rounds out a top 3 of NWRBC competitors.
Congratulations to all of the finalists. Every last one of you, and many more who did not advance to the last day, absolutely kicked ass and were amazing to watch. The caliber of competition at this event was quite literally world-class, as good as anything we saw at WBC in London, and this year's NWRBC baristas should be damn proud of themselves.
Photo thanks to Tonx, the truly essential coffee flickr.