Prima Coffee

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Prima Coffee
Specialty coffee equipment supplier
Founded 2008
Headquarters 4603 Poplar Level, Louisville, Kentucky, 40213
Products Coffee equipment
Parent Prima LLC

Prima Coffee is an online speciality coffee equipment supplier based in Louisville, Kentucky, United States. Prima belongs to a line of family owned and operated businesses which has been in the food service industry since 1947. Since its inception, Prima has been involved, not just in online sales of speciality coffee equipment, but also in helping to encourage the third wave of coffee movement in the Louisville region.

Barista Bash 001[edit]

On March 26, 2010, Prima hosted its first "Barista Bash" in Louisville which was featured in Barista Magazine,[1] with the desire of exposing the Louisville coffee community to unique coffee, coffee brewing methods, and coffee equipment and encouraging the Louisville coffee community to build relationships around a common love of speciality coffee.

Events of the Barista Bash included a World Barista Championship (WBC) barista-routine demonstration by nationally renowned Training Director of the Coffee Institute [2] in Muncie, Indiana, multiple time Millrock [3] latte art champion and judge, and United States Barista Championship finalist, Chris Deferio, and a 16 contestant latte art competition. The judges of the latte art competition were: Chris Deferio; Ryan Soeder, third-place winner of the 18th Millrock Latte Art Competition in New York City;[4] and Jesse Harriot, Louisville coffee professional and two-time Millrock finalist.

Barista Bash 002[edit]

On June 25, 2010, the second Louisville Barista Bash took place. The focus of the event was threefold with a latte art competition, multiple brewing demonstrations, and a Coffee cupping Seminar taught by Kane Holbrook of Sunergos Coffee[5] in Louisville, Kentucky and Les Stoneham of the Espresso Guild[6] in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Barista Bash 003[edit]

The third Louisville Barista Bash was held on September 17, 2010. This was the first latte art competition to be won by an individual outside of the state of Kentucky. Sarah Reynolds of Alliance World Coffees[7] in Muncie, Indiana made several excellent and artistic pours to take home the prize.

Barista Bash 004[edit]

The fourth Louisville Barista Bash was held on December 3, 2010. Instead of a latte art competition, a by-the-cup brewing competition was held where baristas and home coffee enthusiasts competed by (1) choosing their coffee beans, (2) choosing their favorite brewing method, (3) demonstrating that method for the judges and audience, and (4) educating the viewers on the coffee as well as the brew method. Chris Heiniger, a barista at Sunergos Coffee, won the grand prize by brewing a Panama coffee in an Eva Solo brewer. A highlight of the night was Barismo Coffee's us happenings in the coffee world.


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  3. ^ "Latte Art World Championship Open". Retrieved 26 December 2014. 
  4. ^ "Ryan Soeder, NYC Coffee Fest Latte Art Competition, Final Round". Vimeo. Retrieved 20 December 2014. 
  5. ^ [3][dead link]
  6. ^ [4][dead link]
  7. ^ "Alliance World Coffees - Alliance World Coffees". Retrieved 20 December 2014. 

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