Saturday, January 12, 2013

'Barista Albany' competition part of Wine & Dine

ALBANY -- Who is the city's top barista? That question will be answered next Saturday (January 19) when "Barista Albany" is held as part of the multi-day Albany Wine and Dine for the Arts Festival.

What is being billed as "a classic throw-down for the mantle of Albany's best barista" will begin at 11 a.m. at the Hotel Albany (formerly the Crowne Plaza). Admission will be $10, or $5 for holders of a Saturday Festival Grand Tasting Ticket.

Competitors:


  • Lee Cohen, Daily Grind
  • Ron Grieco, Tierra Roasters
  • Anton Pasquill, Hudson River Coffee House
  • Matt Robbins, Happy Cappuccino
  • Taylor Davis, Apostrophe Cafe
  • Joe Mancini, Flavor to GO cafe
  • Alternate: J. Watts, J. Watts Cafe

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