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Barista Jams Playlist Series - The Music I Would've Played During Competition Had I Not Been Waitlisted

Barista Jams Playlist Series - The Music I Would've Played During Competition Had I Not Been Waitlisted

It's that time of year again: competition season

So many of my friends in coffee are knee-deep in preparation for one of the two oncoming qualifying events in Knoxville and Austin. I am too, but not for the competition I'd originally set my eyes on. 

I will be in Austin next month representing Presta Coffee Roasters in the Cup Taster's Challenge, but I was hoping to participate in the barista competition. Registration for competition didn't run as smoothly as I thought because a week after doing so, I found out I was waitlisted. To be honest, I was pretty upset at first. But the competitor in me doesn't die that easily, and I felt motivated to take my participation to another sector of the competition that would, quite frankly, challenge me a bit more. 

Even still, I harbor just a little bit of saltiness for not being able to compete in the barista competition. My absolute favorite part of prepping for that is putting together my music. I usually begin noting potential songs for my routine well in advance. Since I don't have the ability of officially putting that together for the show floor, I decided to put all of the songs I would play into a Barista Jams playlist. Obviously, I don't have to worry about scoring high for "Professionalism", so all of the songs are unedited haha!

Listen, enjoy, and hopefully it'll help those of you preparing and practicing! I can't wait to watch all of the routines and hang out with whoever comes out to Austin!

Barista Jams 5 - The Music I Would've Played During Competition Had I Not Been Waitlisted

TRACKLIST:

  1. Caroline - Aminé

  2. One More Chance/Stay With Me - The Notorious B.I.G.

  3. 93 'Til Infinity - Souls Of Mischief

  4. Forbidden Fruit - J. Cole

  5. Freedom (Interlude) - Noname

  6. Angel In Disguise - Brandy

  7. Act of God (Robotaki Remix) - Tyler Touché feat. Jason Gaffner

  8. You And I (Deadmau5 Remix) - Medina

  9. The Motive Used to Be the Melody - Sango

  10. Location - Khalid

  11. Campaign (Charlie Heat Remix) - Ty Dolla $ign feat. Future

  12. Big Amount - 2 Chainz feat. Drake

  13. Candy Rain - Soul For Real

  14. Right Here (Human Nature Radio Mix) - SWV

  15. Brown Skin - India Arie

  16. Best To You - Blood Orange

  17. Friends - Francis and the Lights feat. Bon Iver

  18. Life Changes - Casey Veggies

  19. No Letting Go - Wayne Wonder

  20. Don't Wish Me Well - Solange

Listen on Spotify.

- m.

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