Survival of the Pourist

The barista greats of Washington gathered under one roof last week for the ultimate latte throwdown, which came down to Chinatown Coffee Co. against Big Bear.

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The barista greats of Washington gathered under one roof last week for the ultimate latte throwdown, which came down to Chinatown Coffee Co. against Big Bear. Here, a Chinatown Coffee barista explains the rules of the challenge.
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Round one went to Big Bear coffee shop with this impressive pour.
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Another round-winning pour.
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Three local judges decided the winner -- this simple, yet crowd pleasing pour won the round.
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The baristas competing took a lot of creative liberties with their designs.
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This was one of the more complicated designs of the evening.
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Dozens gathered at Chinatown Coffee Company to witness the challenge.
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Chinatown Coffee Company and Big Bear battled to the death. Well, not quite the death, but still.
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If you're in need of custom coffee tops, check out Chinatown Coffee Company or Big Bear.
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It was a very exciting evening for coffee... although we're guessing no one could sleep that night.
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