...DRUM ROLL...

...and the winner of the 2012 US Barista Championship in Portland Oregon is Katie Carguilo

Katie Carguilo (28) from Crown Heights, Brooklyn won the North East Regional Barista Competition this year and today has gone on to beat all her fellow countrymen in the US National Championship

Katie has been in the industry on and off for the last 10 years and is currently working for Counter Culture Coffee.

I didnt see her heats but he performance in the finals was smooth, calm and professional.* The Yirg sig drink looked excellent in the tall glassware and the judges obviously loved it too!

Congrats to Katie!

Im sure we will see her in the finals in Austria.