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AUG-SEP 2018

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Clockwise from top le : Barista competitor Rie Moore of Japan delivers the coff ee she picked with a member of the Associación de Mujeres Cafeteras del Occidente del Huila. On the fi rst day of Barista & Farmer, each barista was paired with a member of the association and got schooled on how to pick coff ee properly. Pitalito, Colombia, is a city of artisans, and the baristas learned from members of a lo cal artists union about the cultural signifi cance of chivas, or wooden buses, that have come to symbolize rural life in Colombia. Once they had a handle on the history of chivas, the baristas were then tasked with painting their own. The barista competitors listen as organizer Francesco Sanapo gives instructions on how the picking competition will be assessed. During this round, the baristas had to give a one-minute speech about picking coff ee and what they had learned thus far. Competitor Vala Stefánsdó ir of Iceland smiles as she picks coff ee during a rainstorm. The baristas donned ponchos and tarps to keep dry, but many ended up slipping in the mud and being challenged by the rain—one barista even fell and lost all their cherry. Opposite page: Barista & Farmer founder Francesco Sanapo instructs participants on the day's activities. The event in Colombia in May was the fourth Barista & Farmer competition. Previous editions have taken place in Puerto Rico, Honduras, and Brazil. 52 barista magazine

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