Hey everyone! For those of you who don’t know me, my name is Kait and I’m a barista and coffee educator here at Little Amps Coffee Roasters in Harrisburg, PA.In early March, my coworker Nashali I got to have the wonderful experience of visiting Costa Rica for about a week, touring coffee farms in the hopes of sourcing some coffee to bring back to Little Amps. The trip was hosted through Cafe Imports, one of the largest coffee importers in the coffee industry. Without a doubt, the time that I spent there was one of the most knowledgeable, fulfilling, and enriching experiences of my life.
On March 18th Dalton Rhone, one of baristas and educators, won us the title of America's Best Espresso at Coffee Fest Baltimore. The head to head competition pitted roasting companies against each other in a 'spro showdown. Each competitor had 10 minutes to serve three espressos to three judges. Based on a scoresheet of mouthfeel, body, and sessionability, the judges picked the more palatable drink to move on. After four rounds, with the final against Elixr of Philadelphia, we (well, Dalton) were able to secure the win.