Today in Kansas City, Becky Reeves — who customers at Ristretto cafes know for her sunniness and serious coffee skills — took 3rd place in the United States Coffee Championships Western Conference. That’s Becky, third from the right. Was this her first-time competing in a barista competition? My, yes it was, and now it’s off to the Nationals, this April in Atlanta. Congratulations to all the other finalists. Yes!