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Cast your vote for the People’s Choice Award at the Coffee Bar @ Bailey’s Barista Challenge

By Staff | Apr 6, 2011

Some of the talented baristas who took part in last fall's Barista Challenge at Sanibel's Coffee Bar @ Bailey’s. The next challenge will be held on May 1.

The Coffee Bar @ Bailey’s on Sanibel Island will host the third Barista Challenge on Sunday, May 1 at 5 p.m. Last October, the baristas were asked to each create a new drink, which was based on creativity and taste, and a fantastic fall theme.

The Barista Challenge this year will consist of seven talented baristas showcasing and sampling each of their own creations for the spring menu. The drinks may range from espresso based, tea based, or a smoothie based beverage. Any ingredients within the Coffee Bar are eligible for use in this competition.

Sanibel and Captiva residents and guests are invited to attend this friendly competition. Special goodies will be given to all in attendance, and a chance to win great prizes from the Coffee Bar such as retail, espresso beans, chocolates, and free drinks.

In addition, there will be Latte Art demonstrations plus new menu items featured at the Coffee Bar starting this summer. Samples of each baristas drink entry will be given out, and the audience will be asked to vote in the People’s Choice.

“We’re excited for the event,” said Coffee Bar Manager, Quinton Foshee, “It’s fun for the team and fun for the community. Last time we had a good crowd, which included a lot of our regulars. We’re hoping to see everyone on May 1st.”

Also, if you would like to be a Judge for the Spring Barista Challenge, please send an e-mail to sanibelcoffeebar@gmail.com with your name and contact information, favorite Coffee Bar @ Bailey’s drink, and a brief paragraph about yourself and why you’d make a great judge. Submissions must be received by Friday, April 22.

The Coffee Bar @Bailey’s is located at 2477 Periwinkle Way, inside of Bailey’s General Store on Sanibel Island. It is open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., seven days a week.