jen_photo.jpgWith the grace and poise of a true professional, our Jen Prince won the Northwestern Barista competition on October 30th, 2005. A senior barista at the University Zoka store, Jen is also a member of Zoka's espresso training team. She wowed the judges during her fifteen-minute presentation with single shots of Espresso Paladino, classic cappuccinos, and her signature drink, the "Speckled Chipotle", a blend of espresso, chipotle chilies, cinnamon, heavy cream, and vanilla flavors. About twenty baristas from the Northwest assembled in Seattle for this annual event, which has resulted in more than a few champions for Zoka over the years. The Northwest region includes the states of Oregon, Washington, and Idaho. In April, Jen will travel to Charlotte, North Carolina to compete in the United States Barista Championship (USBC). Last year, Jen placed tenth in the nation. The winner of this year's USBC will represent America in the World Barista Championship held in Berne, Switzerland in May. CONGRATULATIONS JEN! And Good luck @ the US Competition in April!