Another year has come and gone in the world of barista competitions. PTs Coffee Roasting Co. was well represented again this year by Pete Licata, PTs – Jayhawk Central – location Manager; and Robin Seitz, Barrington Village Manager. Pete took 2nd, for the second year in a row, at the United States Barista Championship. Robin performed well but had some bad luck and didn’t finish as high as he expected or wanted to finish. We are very hopeful for Robin, in the future, as he has all the skills and desire to perform well. PTs ultimate goal is to represent the United States in the World Barista Championship. This year the WBC was held in Copenhagen, Denmark. There were 52 baristas from all over the world competing in the competition held last weekend. In the end it was Stephen Morrissey, of Ireland, that took home the coveted title of World Barista Champion. We at PTs Coffee Roasting Co. would like to pass along our heart felt congratulations to him for his worth performance and outstanding coffee. In 2009 the competition will be held in Atlanta as part of the Specialty Coffee Association of America annual conference and trade show. Stay tuned as PTs Coffee Roasting Co. hasn’t given up on it’s goal yet! Pete is retiring from competition, we believe, but Robin is already focusing on the 2009 title. See you in Atlanta!