Happy Humpday, everyone! We are officially at the mid-way mark in this week. That means a lot of things, including that we’re even closer to the start of the Big Western Barista Competition happening in Los Angeles Feb. 21–23!
Since we were thinking about barista competitions, our pals at the amazing company, Café Imports, came to mind, of course. Café Imports is responsible for just about the biggest thing barista competitions in the United States have going for them: the opportunity for the winners to go on an all-expenses-paid trip to coffee origin. For serious! Café Imports has been doing this since 2011, taking the winners of all 6 regional barista competitions in the United States, plus the U.S. Barista Champ, plus the World Barista Champ, to a coffee producing country for a week (or sometimes more) of education, barista bonding, adventure-having, and memory making. They’ve taken baristas to Brazil, Costa Rica, Kenya, and this summer, they’ll take the 2014 Regional, U.S., and World champs to Ecuador? Say whaaaa? It’s crazy bomb.
Café Imports is stepping up to the plate for Humpday Giveaway to spread some education and style—two things they do the best—out to those of you playing Humpday Giveaway this week. There will be not one by TWO winners this week, from anywhere in the world, and you’re gonna get two amazing prizes: a poster of the coffee varietal tree that Café Imports created that everyone is buzzing about, and one of Café Imports’ hot-off-the-presses new tshirts, which come in black for the dudes, baby blue for the ladies.
That’s such a cool prize! You can snazz up your cafe, or roasting room, or training space, or heck, even your bedroom, with this gorgeous poster, and memorize the varietals in style wearing your super comfy new tshirt! Dope!
So enough jibber jabber—Let’s get playing!
Before we get to this week’s trivia question, here’s a quick review of the rules…
Humpday Giveaway Rules
—Answer the trivia question by referencing the current issue of Barista Magazine. You can look at the whole issue for free online by going HERE.
—Leave your answer plus your FIRST and LAST names, as well as your country of residence, in the blog comments section.
—Answers may be submitted between 7 a.m. PST on Wednesday, February 12, 2014, through 6:59 a.m. PST on Thursday, February 13, 2014.
—The names of those who submitted the correct answer will be entered into a drawing, and Barista Magazine will randomly select a name, which will be announced on Thursday, February 6, 2014 at 10 a.m. PST right here on the Barista Magazine blog.
Question: On their trip to Kenya with Café Imports in December, the 2013 barista champs visited Dorman’s café in Karen and met a famous Kenyan barista. What was his name?
Think you know the answer? Then type it into the comments section below, along with your name and country of residence. You just may win one of the 2 prize packs from Café Imports up for grabs when we host the drawing tomorrow!
Good luck, and thanks for playing Barista Magazine’s Humpday Giveaway!