Post by Pablo Lara, SDCN Assistant Editor. Photos by Jared Armijo-Wardle, IETNT Instagram and Jose Lopez

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

Photo by Jared Armijo-Wardle. 

Photo by Jared Armijo-Wardle. 

Favorite pour? Anything inverted.

Favorite espresso machine used at a SDTNT? Those turquoise Synessos. 

Photo by Jose Lopez.

Photo by Jose Lopez.

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

Photo by IETNT Staff. 

Photo by IETNT Staff. 

Favorite pour? Inverted Rosetta tulip. 

Photo by Jared Armijo-Wardle. 

Photo by Jared Armijo-Wardle. 

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!

Photo by Jared Armijo-Wardle. 

Photo by Jared Armijo-Wardle. 

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

Photo by Jared Armijo-Wardle. 

Photo by Jared Armijo-Wardle. 

Favorite pour? Wave heart

Favorite espresso machine used at a SDTNT? The one at Ironsmith, Slayer. 

Photo by Jared Armijo-Wardle. 

Photo by Jared Armijo-Wardle. 

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?


See you at the Dark Horse Roastery at 6:30 pm Thursday May 7th. 811 25th St Golden Hill. 

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