The location, Union Coffee, nestled half way between Seattle, WA and Vancouver, BC the sleepy town of Bellingham sits as a delicious coffee oasis between its metropolitan neighbors. Even the spring rain showers couldn’t keep this raucous crowd or the EP crew away.
With DJ Dishpit (Ben Libay) spinning everyone’s favorite jams and baristas hailing from Vancouver, Seattle, and Bellingham, this TNT was ready to jam.
The prizes were from our amazing sponsors Yama Glass, Kalita, Imbibe Magazine, Baratza, Smith Brothers Farms, Barista Magazine, Fresh Cup Magazine, Tony’s Coffee, Union Coffee, Roast Magazine, and Acaia Scales.
-Yama Glass Tea Cup Set
-Sweet Swag from Tony’s Coffee
-Roast Magazine Hat
Copies of: Barista Magazine, Imbibe Magazine, Fresh Cup, and Roast Magazine
-EP Scout Book Kits
-1 Year Subscription to Fresh Cup Magazine and a Fresh Cup Pint Glass
-Kalita Wave Brewer
-Espresso Parts Findlay Hat
1 Year Subscriptions to:
-Fresh Cup Magazine
During the first round, all competitors were allowed 2 pours and could choose the best of those 2 to present to the judges. The rest of the rounds it was do or die, just 1 pour. Everyone was bringing it!
Our Top 4 were all reppin’ from Vancouver, BC! Here are your winners:
In 3rd Place from Prado Cafe, Kazuki Ohashi
In 2nd Place, Ayaka Honda from 49th Parallel
And in 1st Place, Konny Kan from Thomas Haas!
And here is your winning pour!
Thank you to everyone who came out. See you all next month for the grand opening of Royal Drummer in Seattle, WA on April 28th.