Glutton for Punishment

Glutton for Punishment

Episode Description

Barista Championship

You see them plying their trade every day as they provide the weary and red-eyed masses with their drug of choice – caffeine. Their job doesn’t appear to be remarkably difficult, and it seems surprising that there could possibly be a coffee subculture complete with its own latte art competitions and barista championships. Bob will enter into this world when he enters into the Canadian National Barista Championships. He’ll and compete by making four espressos, four cappuccinos, and four signature beverages in fifteen minutes, in front of technical and sensory judges and a large audience. Bob will train with Canadian Champion Barista Sammy Piccolo, who warns that it is not as easy as it looks but that with hard training, Bob might be able to compete after four weeks. Bob’s challenge is to pack the training into just five short days. His reward? Entry into a unique and close circle of people who are passionate about the bean and live for the art of caffeine.

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