Novo’s very own barista, Paul Johnson, from our Gilpin shop will be competing at The Big Western Barista Competition this weekend, October 8-11. Held by The Barista Guild of America and the Specialty Coffee Association of America, Big Western is one of three nationwide barista competitions. Paul will have a 15 minute performance where he will serve espresso, cappuccinos and a signature beverage to four judges. Paul will be using our Hachira coffee imported from Ninety Plus. If Paul makes it into the top six of the competition, he will have the chance to compete in the National Barista Championships with the hopes of going on to the worldwide championships.

The event will be livestreamed here, and Paul competes at 3:15 p.m., Colorado time, on Thursday, October 8.

Join us as we cheer on Paul!