Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Andres Tres

Our table at Andres.

It's World Barista Champion Stephen Morrissey's birthday and we're back at Andres D.C. - for our third time. So much so that we're regulars now - although I think we're wearing out our welcome.

Drinks, food, friends, all is going well until Laura Lee and World Barista Champion Stephen Morrissey decide that it's high time that they build a jenga tower of whatever is sitting on the table. Cups, classes, plates, shakers, ice bins, chairs and more end up on the table as the tower reaches higher and higher for the ceiling.

At any moment, the tower will tumble. WBC Executive Director Cindy Chang is quick to disassociate herself from the fracas. Undaunted, WBC President Mark Inman, in a show of solidarity with his troops, enters the melee, offering the ice bin as a platform.

It's wild and out of control but surprisingly, they make it to the ceiling, leaving a tower to be dismantled by befuddled Andres crew members.

World Barista Champion Stephen Morrissey mesmerized.

Laura Lee pitches in to help World Barista Champion Stephen Morrissey.

Intensity: World Barista Champion Stephen Morrissey.

The Fabulousness of Lauro Fioretti.

Laura contemplates what to add next.

Slowly growing.

Mark Inman lends a hand.

Reaching for the skies.

They can't believe what's coming next.

The tower actually touches the ceiling. An achievement.

This guy must really hate gringos.

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