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Posted Wed Nov 12, 2008, 1:39pm
Subject: 2009 MARBC/NERBC Pittsburgh ( housing/ride board)
 

just wondering if we can get a housing board/ride board going on this thread.
there will be lodging at the cranberry marriott that will be cheaper than usual through a deal struck with the local tourism bureau for $109 per night.
though for baristas that cannot afford that, i can host a couple of out of town baristas. and i will be driving to cranberry each day to participate in the MARBC and observe on days i will not be participating. i have room for 4 in my car.

here are a few links to help you get started on making your plans.
marbc2009.wordpress.com
scaa.org
http://www.kivahan.com/
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Posted Wed Nov 19, 2008, 6:39am
Subject: Re: 2009 MARBC/NERBC Pittsburgh ( housing/ride board)
 

Good idea on the post.

We're hosting at least two at Casa Aldo, possibly up to four people we've already contacted.  Most of our staff live about 30 minutes south, but it's a straight shot up I79 (no morning commute traffic), so not that big a deal unless you really need to be close by.  We'll talk to our folks to see how many couches we can put together.

We'll see about doing something on the website as well, although the host needs to fill the room block for financial reasons, so that might not be apropos until the block is filled.
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Posted Sun Jan 11, 2009, 8:06pm
Subject: Re: 2009 MARBC/NERBC Pittsburgh ( housing/ride board)
 

We can host a few people out here in Beaver Falls. We're in a small town about 20 minutes northwest of cranberry (where the event is hosted). Nuovo Simonelli Aurelia out here too. Message me if you're interested.
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Posted Mon Jan 26, 2009, 6:51pm
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I'm quite new to the coffee world and am worlds away from what I would consider a barista or coffee expert. Though I really enjoy learning about and experiencing coffee. So my question is, is an event such as this just full of professional baristas and coffee experts and not very accessible to someone new to the field like myself? If I went as a spectator would I feel completely out of place?

Sorry for being a bit off topic but it seemed like a good place to ask. Thanks.
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Posted Mon Jan 26, 2009, 7:14pm
Subject: Re: 2009 MARBC/NERBC Pittsburgh ( housing/ride board)
 

murphwich Said:

is an event such as this just full of professional baristas and coffee experts and not very accessible to someone new to the field like myself? If I went as a spectator would I feel completely out of place?

Posted January 26, 2009 link

For the average consumer, it probably seems a bit over-the-top.  For someone interested in coffee it would likely be interesting for awhile - like an hour or two.  But even those of us who compete don't expect anyone to sit through all 50 or so presentations.

Come for a couple of hours.  Besides what's happening on stage there will be other things to do - there are bakeries/foodstuffs at tables, some educational sessions (so I've been told, but haven't seen details) and some great coffees from Intelligentsia brewed up at a Chemex stand.  More info at www.marbc2009.com.
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Posted Thu Feb 26, 2009, 8:39am
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Who won? Who placed? Who showed?

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Posted Sat Feb 28, 2009, 4:17pm
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Worldman Said:

Who won? Who placed? Who showed?

Len

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Win: Katie Duris, Murky Coffee, Arlington VA
Place: Allie Turner, Murky Coffee, Arlington VA
Show: David Flynn, Peregrine Espresso, Washington DC

Dana Waelde of Crazy Mocha was the only Pittsburgher to make the finals. She finished sixth.
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