December 03, 2012 Slideshows

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Southeastern Barista Competition at Ponce City Market 

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Four-time competition champion Lemuel Butler's prep for his hibiscus and lemon infused drink.
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In a competition where aesthetics were also judged, everything had to be just right.
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Every move is carefully scrutinized by a number of judges.
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Lemuel Butler, from Counter Culture Coffee, makes his case to the judges.
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Judges carefully smell the coffee before tasting it.
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Every step is carefully measured out and narrated by the competitor.
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Finalist Colin Whitcomb, from Madcap Coffee Company, prepares his signature drink for the judges
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Finalist Camila Ramos, from Panther Coffee, while preparing her coffee beans.
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Camila Ramos tells the story of her first cup of coffee in Columbia while serving the judges.
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Finalist Travis Beckett, from Peregrine Espresso, serves his nitrous oxide infused signature drink to the judges. He uses nitrous oxide and not carbon dioxide because of the "sweetness," he said.
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The judges at the Brewer's Cup competition slurp, sniff, and swish the competitors' samples.
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Finalist Camila Ramos, from Panther Coffee, while preparing her coffee beans.
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