It all comes down to this. After a grueling five-month season fighting through pourer’s elbow and waggler’s wrist, the finals of the Portland Coffee Social Club is here. The Big Show, the Barista Series Series© Grand Finale. The final 16 have been set (it’s actually 20 thanks to six-way tie for 15th), and they are all in the hunt for the grand prize, a brand new La Marzocco Linea Mini. And on Friday, October 4th at Good Coffee’s Slabtown location, the plant- and/or nut-based cream will rise to the top.
Sponsored by Pacific Foods—with our ole friends Sprudge serving as the official media sponsors—the Barista Series Series© Grand Finale is a free-to-attend event that continues in the tradition of the five leading up to it: it’s an alternative milk throwdown. Soy, almond, coconut, oat, all have been featured at an event leading up to Friday, and they are all on the table as potential espresso-go-with options.