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Tuesday, April 11, 2006

So Charlotte is boring.

The city that is. The USBC
is kinda weird. You hear all the hype and then you get in and it's not what you think. I don't know if I really want to get into that kinda thing again. I went in with such a bad mood it threw me off horribly. Broke my Mazzer in transport. Found out when I got to Charlotte you cannot change the temp on the machines or baskets. So I had a grinder I didn't like and a temperature that was making the beans harsh. Oh well, I won't dwell on it. I just had so many mental errors it was not funny. Funny thing is I was not as nervous as I was in DC.

At the USBC

In DC I was all nerves. It was cramped and you were facing everyone. Part of it was having Chris Deferio as a judge. On a side note: Grinds on the crema for definition is lame, Really lame.

Pics from the DC event where I placed Third in the Millrock Latte Art contest.

Special thanks to Ben, Asim, and Hong for getting me through this mess.