Western Regional Underway


The Western Regional Barista Competition gets underway this morning in beautiful Berkeley, California, home to no nukes, dirty hippies and my in-laws. Sarah is actually at the event, acting as emcee along with Jana Oppenheimer, and she’ll be reporting on events here on pasteboard when she gets a chance. Host Pacific Bay Coffee has done a tremendous job of getting the action going, and in fact Pacific Bay’s Kerry Laird has even managed to get the mayor of the city to declare today “Specialty Coffee Day.”

If you’re in the Bay Area, be sure to visit the Gaia Arts Center and see all of the action for yourself.