The finals represent the culmination of a series of store, district and regional competitions that took place over a span of six months and involved more than 150 Peet's baristas. The finalists were judged on both technical quality and taste, using world barista competition standards, by an expert panel of judges that included four sensory judges, two technical judges and one head judge.
During the competition, Moak and her fellow finalists had 15 minutes to prepare three different types of beverages for each of the four sensory judges, including espresso, a traditional cappuccino and a signature beverage of the barista's choice.
"All three competitors did an outstanding job," said
Prior to the competition, each regional finalist selected a non-profit
organization to represent. By virtue of Moak's victory, Peet's will make
a donation in the amount of
"I am ecstatic. I can't believe this is real, because I've wanted this for such a long time," said Moak. "The traditional cappuccino is a favorite of my customers, and they are my inspiration and the reason I practice so much."
"Our fifth annual competition celebrates and honors our dedication to
the barista craft," said
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