We competed in the “Americas Best Espresso Competition” at CoffeeFest in NYC last weekend. While we didn’t make it to the round of 16 on Sunday, it was a great experience.
Connecting with our old friends Roberto and Ryan from Nuova Simonelli was great – Ryan was also my tech for the competition. Anything I needed, he was right there to help. I used their beautiful new “Black Eagle” espresso machine to compete – wish I could have brought it home.
Met our coffee brokers, that up until now was just a voice on the phone. They offered their considerable cupping expertise when I was dialing in on Friday.
The seasons are starting to change – we are expanding our cold brew offerings this summer, so look for some new great coffees on the bar.