Category: Arts:Food

Colin Harmon and Stephen Leighton Talk Coffee and host live talks from people in the coffee community.

TT NYC: Debate - “Barista Competitions Are Dead” | Colin Harmon, Matt Perger vs. Stephen Leighton, Jenn Rugolo

January 30, 2017

Another week, another Tamper Tantrum first: Nick Cho brought some structure to Colin & Steve’s bickering at the end of our day in New York by moderating a full-on debate on the subject of barista competitions. Colin & Matt Perger argue for the motion “barista competitions are dead”; Steve and Jenn, against. Stakes are high as both sides try to win the audience over and avoid embarrassment: the losing side has to read real-life yelp reviews in their best non-native accent.  

What do you think? Are barista competitions dead?