Sunday, January 18, 2009

MRBC in the news

We got coverage on the 5pm news on channel 9. Check it out!


The finalists are:

Jesse Bladyka- Coal Creek Coffee, Laramie, WY
Greg Lefcourt- Ozo Coffee Co, Boulder, CO
Robin Crosby- Coal Creek Coffee, Laramie, WY
Philip Search- Sole Coffee Roasters, Boulder, CO
Emily Kryska- Caffee Sole, Boulder, CO
Thai Patton- The Cup, Boulder, CO

And here is the judging panel:
Head Judge- Lani Peterson
Tech Judges- Hugo Neuproler, Miguel Vicuna
Sensory Judges- Andrea Piccolo, Lee Walter, Josh Ferguson, Frank McGinty

The finalists waiting to hear the results

Happy finalists after the announcement of the top 6

A great turnout supporting the Mountain Region baristas

MRBC Champion Greg Lefcourt

One of the prize cups, prize tamper, and prize competition planner

And here are the results:
1. Greg Lefcourt (center)
2. Jesse Bladyka (right)
3. Philip Search (left)

Sunday, January 4, 2009

Less than 2 weeks

So Mr. BC is less than two weeks away and I hope you are as excited as I am. If you are planning on competing and haven't turned in your registration form yet, please turn it in as soon as possible.

And for those that are planning on volunteering, if you send in your volunteer registration form (instead of just showing up to volunteer) you can pick your position and time slots. Please, please, please volunteer!

Let me know if you have any questions and I'll see you soon.

Monday, December 29, 2008

Hotel and Schedule update

Our fabulous MC, Chris Davidson, just gave a helpful tip: if you are making a reservation at the Hampton Inn reference confirmation code 86454972 to help the reservations folks assign the discounted rate faster. Sorry about the hassle!

Also, the official event schedule is now posted here. For directions to the event location click here, for directions to the judge's dinner click here, and for directions to the general reception click here.

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

If you need another reason to compete...

Terra Keramik prize cups are back! As well as a Torr tamper for the winner!

Monday, November 24, 2008

Registration Forms

The 2009 MRBC registration forms are out!

If you want to be a competitor fill this one out.

If you want to be a judge fill this one out.

If you want to be a volunteer fill this one out and please e-mail me or call me at 303.920.5451 to set up your exact slots.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Host Hotel

This year's host hotel is the Hampton Inn where we have a deal for $109.99/night. Ask for Julian or Kyle and mention the MRBC and Allegro and they'll set you up. This is just over a mile away from the competition site.

The MRBC is at the same time as the National Western Stock Show in Denver, so I recommend making reservations as soon as possible.