Our season finale is coming up and we cannot wait to gather and have fun at the new Dark Horse Roastery, in beautiful Golden Hill. The winner for SDTNT Round 4 will join the three finalists of passed rounds. You think you will be the winner of Round 4? Then here is some information about your upcoming opponents. Meet Jacob, Gabe and Chris:
Jacob White: Bird Rock Coffee Roasters
Favorite pour? Anything inverted.
Favorite espresso machine used at a SDTNT? Those turquoise Synessos.
Good luck ritual? Deciding to attend last minute.
First coffee job? Working the espresso machine for a chocolatier.
Almond or soy? Neither?
Worst thing to hear from a customer? The espresso's…nice.
Gabe Venegas: IETNT
Favorite pour? Inverted Rosetta tulip.
Favorite espresso machine used at a SDTNT? The Spirit
Good luck ritual? Practice days before leading up to the competition. Listen to my competition playlist driving to the throwdown. Do a coffee crawl the day of. And lastly, have one alcoholic beverage to calm the nerves.
First coffee job? Starbucks
Almond or soy? Um, how about whole milk!
Worst thing to hear from a customer? Here are a couple I've heard - Can I get an extra hot, dry cappuccino? Can I get an iced cappuccino? Do you have frappuccinos? And my favorite, do you guys have coffee?
Chris Nolan: Elixir Espresso Bar
Favorite pour? Wave heart
Favorite espresso machine used at a SDTNT? The one at Ironsmith, Slayer.
Good luck ritual? Have a beer and whiskey.
First coffee job? Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf.
Almond or soy? Neither. Drink real milk. Whole Milk.
Worst thing to hear from a customer? Can you reheat my coffee?