Skip to content
We roast, pack, and ship out orders on Tuesdays, with the deadline to order on Sundays at noon.
We roast, pack, and ship out orders on Tuesdays, with the deadline to order on Sundays at noon.
Training Log by Lisa Zancanella - Making sense of practice

Training Log by Lisa Zancanella - Making sense of practice

One of the main goals for me is to perform in front of the judge's feeling - and looking - totally comfortable with the speech and the brewing. In the past couple of weeks, I've been practicing the manual brewing while speaking, that for me is the hardest part. Initially, I associated specific parts of the speech and music to particular movements of the brewing, but that ended up being very mechanical, also, with still the speech, not 100% locked up, it wasn’t making any sense.

What seems to work better, is to practice every day for a couple of hours a different recipe, repeating the competition speech just a couple of times and explaining the method I’m brewing and trying to fill up the whole time of the brew just by talking without stopping for mistakes or wrong pours. I found this approach helping me much more, not only for brewing while talking more naturally, but also for understanding and explaining possible effects and results using different brewing techniques - which was another point I needed to get better at.

Previous article Training Log by Lisa Zancanella - What is your favorite brew method?

Leave a comment

Comments must be approved before appearing

* Required fields