Kansas City Barista Wins International Competition

Photo from Parisi Artisan Coffee on Flickr
Photo from Parisi Artisan Coffee on Flickr

The quality assurance manager at Parisi Artisan Coffee in Kansas City won the 2013 World Barista Championship in Australia. Pete Licata, representing the United States, competed against champion baristas from more than 50 countries. The event is sponsored by the Specialty Coffee Association of America, a trade group that lists 9,000 members, including producers, farmers, retailers and baristas.

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