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Porto’s baristas compete to pour the perfect cup

Porto’s barista team from Glendale poured the “golden cup” in a competition Tuesday, Feb. 20, between the eatery’s four stores.

The inaugural Porto’s Barista Championship Competition was held Tuesday at the Buena Park restaurant. with the Golden Cup Award for Exceptional Execution as the top prize.

Barista teams from Burbank, Downey and Buena Park also competed; categories included the perfect shot, a written test, crafting of drinks and customer service.

Pete Licata, of Kansas City, the 2013 World Barista Championship Champion, served as a judge, giving competitors pointers throughout the morning.

By By Mark Rightmire

(c)2018 The Orange County Register (Santa Ana, Calif.)

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