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AUG-SEP 2018

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Le : A team of judges representing the retail, roasting, and growing sides of specialty coff ee were assembled from around the world and included Iceland's Sonja Grant (le ), who has been a World Barista Championship judge since 2000 and has trained hundreds of baristas around the world; Rebecca Atienza, who is the co-organizer of the Barista & Farmer event and operates caf├ęs as well as her family coff ee farms in Puerto Rico; and, not pictured, Sco Conary, who teaches roasting in developing countries, as well as operates a roaster-retailer in Carrboro, N.C. Right: Diego Campos of Colombia was the winner of the 2018 Barista & Farmer event. While participants are competing for the title, they develop such bonds and strong friendships over the course of the intense event that they all said they felt like the group as a whole had won at the end. 54 barista magazine

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