Saturday, September 5, 2009

Getting Ready for BBC 09

Every year we visit Schuilenburg - the Belgian Della Corte/Mahlkonig distributor - for a better feel with the machine and testing the blend.
As at all previous visits we were welcomed very warm by Ingrid. Thank you very much.

In the past we were used to Faema and the switch to a multi boiler machine was not the easiest. In competition it mostly showed in the Cappuccino's. In 7 performances by Caffenation Barista's we were never able to deliver anything better than average quality.
But that's going to change it looks like. Our daily La Marzocco handlings copy perfect on the DC. The shots are running smoothly and timing does not seem to bother us.

It took years of training and talking with International Barista's to see how to pull competition shots. In previous championships they often lacked (dark) crema and intensity. Not this year.

If we find a way to keep the nerves under control Monday, the future could be bright.

Wish us all the luck and see you back in blogland or Caffenation Monday night or Tuesday. Ciao.

ps : for those curious how our blend tastes : it's now on offer as Espresso of the Week at Hopland, Oever and Minderbroedersrui.

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