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063: Breaking Down the Scoresheet with Emily Orendorff

Have you ever wondered what the judges are looking for during coffee competitions? Emily Orendorff placed third in the barista competition at the Denver CoffeeChamps Qualifying Event—and we break down her scores one by one. We talk about her successes, where she lost points, and talk about the tricks and techniques that score well and those that don't. This is a rare peek into how judges determine the scores for barista competitors, so if you've ever wondered how barista competitions are scored, this is the episode for you.

To see Emily's full scoresheets, check out our saved Instagram stories! Photo by @makingpeoplehappywithcoffee

Ashley Rodriguez