... notes thanks to Abe Carmeli...
Lena Abed, Open Eye Cafe - Warm, cardamom, cinnamon, milk. Served with baklava on side. Middle Eastern music, glass cups. Instructions: inhale deeply to get the cardamon, 90% of taste is smell. Served the baklava on a flat dish. Named dish after first coffee shop name.
Janet Konz, Murky Coffee - Using Toscano. Starts with cappuccino. Risk taker she says. Funky music low volume. Some reggae, black cappuccino cups. "The drink you've been waiting for your entire life". Espresso: Red & black cups.
Signature drink: Maple butter, espresso, on top of it blueberry sauce - home made. Inspiration: Blueberry pancakes. Taste like pancake but in a drink. Steam the milk with the blueberry sauce. Served in small sweet wine glasses. Hot drink. Stir drink before you drink.
Matthew McDaniel. Octane Coffee. Again using Toscano. Could someone shoot me please??? Starts with espresso. Rock/Pop music his own creation. Cappuccino next. Music is his first love. Musician.
Signature drink: a dark chocolate, Nutella chocolate spread steamed in milk. Served in white ceramic cappuccino cups.
Jon Wilde, Mug Shotz - Starts with espresso. 9 bean blend. Slight body. Earthy smoky tones used in his cafe,
Signature drink: Thai Berdiado? Coconut milk, honey, orange essence. Poured into cappuccino cups. Add espresso, steam milk. Served with slice of orange on the rim. Served with small piece of ginger on the saucer. Advise judges to rub ginger around the rim then drink. Ran overtime.