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Klatch in the Midwest

Klatch's Heather Perry, Americas only two-time United States Barista Champion, will be the Master of Ceremonies for the 2009 Midwest Regional Barista Competition, October 30th to November 1st in St. Louis, Missouri.

The Midwest Regional Barista Competition draws the most skilled espresso drink makers from Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota and South Dakota. They compete to become the region's top barista by impressing judges while preparing and serving 12 coffee beverages in a 15 minute timeframe.

Judges are industry professionals certified by the SCAA. They evaluate the competitors' 12 drinks, which include espressos, cappuccinos, and "signature" drinks the baristas have invented. Judges award points for presentation, taste, technical skill, station cleanliness and overall impression. The baristas have 15 minutes to prepare and serve the drinks.

Come on by the competition is free and open to the public and while you are there make sure to say hello to Heather Perry.

If you are unable to attend this impressive event but interested in barista training, Klatch provides One-Day or Three-Day training with Heather Perry herself. For more information regarding training services please visit Klatch Coffee: Barista Training Services.

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