by Klatch Team
Los Angeles, California (September 25, 2012) - Southern California's specialty coffee roaster, Klatch Coffee Inc. is riding the wave of wins. After winning four gold medals at this year's Ultimate Barista Challenge, The Klatch Team, composed of Heather Perry, Holly Perry and Jenette Green, gave everyone something to "klatch" about by winning the unprecedented title of Best Coffeehouse in America.
The competition first began in July when coffeehouses submitted videos about why they should be granted the opportunity to compete. Twenty of the top coffeehouses were then visited by secret shoppers whose scores combined with customer votes narrowed the competition down to the eight semi-finalists.
The semis and finals took place in Seattle where the three member teams were given the opportunity to run a mock café, how they would as if it was their own coffeehouse. Teams were required to serve popular drinks including espressos, cappuccinos and lattes as well a daily specials and a manually brewed coffee option.
The Klatch team brewed two award winning coffees: Panama Esmeralda Leon and Ethiopian Gedeo Worka, in addition to their daily special the Naked Verbena. “The Naked Verbena is the drink I used to win the 2003 United States Barista Championship. It is also a customer favorite in our stores” said Heather Perry.
The judging was based on a combination of drink quality, customer service, adaptability, teamwork, and overall experience. Holly Perry believes that, “It was the combination of our award winning coffees and our team's ability to create an unforgettable experience, that put us over the top.”
We're so thankful for all the "klatchaholic" supporters that catapulted us to be on of the elite Specialty Coffee Companies in Southern California... and beyond! A great transition to this awesome win would be this Saturday's National Coffee Day event (9/29) Read more about it here and take advantage of our in-store specials!
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