BOSTON (AP) - Fifty top baristas are taking a shot at serving up the best brews in the country.
This year's United States Barista Championship is going on through Sunday in Boston. The competitors get 15 minutes to serve the judges four espressos, four cappuccinos and four signature beverages.
Caffeinated concoctions served up so far include coffee infused with bacon and another drink flavored with liquefied cheesecake.
The winner will advance to the world championship next month in Australia.
New York City's Katie Carguilo is back to defend her title. She says being a great barista is about loving the products you're working with and really wanting to serve customers something great.