Congratulations to 2011 United States Barista Champion (USBC) "The Pete" Licata from Honolulu Cafe Co. Pete is the first national barista champion to use 100% Hawaiian coffee, which he produced from seed to cup with the help of his team. Pete featured coffee from Rusty's Hawaiian 100% Ka'u Coffee farm and Kona Coffee & Tea Company's Wai'ono Meadows farm.
Side note: Klatch is currently placing recently received Ka'u coffee into production and will soon be available for your enjoyment.
We congratulate "The Pete" in all his efforts and raising the completion bar. We cannot wait see Pete represent the U.S. proudly at World's Barista Championship (WBC) in Bogotá, Colombia, June 2-5. Fear the beard!
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