The emcee keeps bugging me!

Filed under: Uncategorized — canadianbarista @ 9:36 am

Every championship has an emcee,  to help translate the competition to the audience, especially to those who are unfamiliar with the format.

You can choose to have the emcee not talk to you directly during your performance, but you may find it advantageous to engage in some banter with the emcee during your performance.

Sometimes the emcee will do sort of a play by play as you go through some of the technical parts of drink building,  you don’t have to interact with him if you don’t feel like it.

The emcee will generally ask you the following directly, unless told otherwise:

A: where do you work?

B:  How long have you been a barista?

C:  What espresso are you using ( which will give you an opportunity to go into the blend characteristics, and the taste profile)

D:  What is your specialty drink?

You can always tell the emcee that you are going to be quiet for a bit to concentrate, if you need to, or you can also tell him to talk to you and ask you questions, if you are nervous.  You are in control.   And yes,  you can ask for the time.