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
Caroline - Aminé
One More Chance/Stay With Me - The Notorious B.I.G.
93 'Til Infinity - Souls Of Mischief
Forbidden Fruit - J. Cole
Freedom (Interlude) - Noname
Angel In Disguise - Brandy
Act of God (Robotaki Remix) - Tyler Touché feat. Jason Gaffner
You And I (Deadmau5 Remix) - Medina
The Motive Used to Be the Melody - Sango
Location - Khalid
Campaign (Charlie Heat Remix) - Ty Dolla $ign feat. Future
Big Amount - 2 Chainz feat. Drake
Candy Rain - Soul For Real
Right Here (Human Nature Radio Mix) - SWV
Brown Skin - India Arie
Best To You - Blood Orange
Friends - Francis and the Lights feat. Bon Iver
Life Changes - Casey Veggies
No Letting Go - Wayne Wonder
Don't Wish Me Well - Solange