USBC Finals: Trevor Corlett
Trevor Corlett - MadCap Coffee Company
Showcasing a coffee from Los Lobos in Colombia, just a few weeks off the farm. This is the same coffee that won the Good Food Awards, but this year’s crop. (The coffee is so new that its not yet available from MadCap, but coming soon). He begins with capps. Tasting notes: Sweet creamy milk chocolate, hint of baked apple. The capps become the first face of this coffee. Espressos up next. This coffee sparkles, being fresh from harvest. Offers an intense yet balanced espresso. Cherry and lime sweetness, lingering finish will be a great introduction into the signature drink.
Sig drink: he prepares two signature drinks using ingredients he’s tasted in the Los Lobos. He’s created a sauce with each of the three, and creates tasters. Red - lemon juice, cherry concentrate, and mulling spice. Yellow - lime juice, quince, and crystalized ginger. He pulls his espresso into saucers. The drinks are intended to be intense, just as his espresso is intense. The tasters are meant to warm-up the tastes buds. He goes to work on his shots with just under 3:30 remaining.
Aks judges to take taster. Delivers espressos in brandy snifters, asks judges to swirl and take those back, then goes to work on phase 4, just over 1:00 remaining. Phase 4 is the second taster, tip it back, and swirl and follow with the 2nd set of shots. Calls time at 15:14 and done!
Why he could be Champ: Trevor has been here before. Experience goes a long way in the USBC. It’s been a big year for Mad Cap. Trevor and Ryan were hononred with a Good Food Award, and their coffee has been receiving other accolades. He had a strong showing in his regional, and is using a proven coffee. His signature drink looks great, is complex, and seems to be very coffee-centric with a focus on aromatics and embraces the way coffee is always changing. This should go over well with the judges. He also seems relaxed in his final’s performance, and seems to be having FUN which is key. His genuine nature comes thru whenever he’s performing. Well done!