music:. 2012 serbc finals set list “the illusionist and the baristi”

The finals of the Southeast Regional Barista Competition hummed its way into the historic Ponce City Market, in Atlanta Georgia, and into the hearts of viewers.  From among the six finalists, there was one – in his “competition casual”- who transformed his entry,into a win powered by passion, pistachio cream and people – Lemuel Butter, famously twitter handled as @sexyfoam.  For your audio pleasure, curated playlists are here for  day 1, and day 2. Now, the set lists of your champ and his accompanying baristi as smdlr heard and curated it.


Lemuel Butler

Counter        Culture

“what draws me to coffee is sweetness and brightness”

1. “Bradenburg”

2. “Coffee Break” Zeds Dead

3. “Lambi Golo”

Mei Tei Sho

4. “While I Was Playin’ Fair” Gramatik

5. “Is It Over” Gramatik


Colin Whitcomb

Madcap            Coffee

“I want to create a memorable, emotionally positive experience” 

1. “Sleigh Ride” Sufjan Stevens

2. “Just a Gigolo” Louis Prima

2. “Peg”             Steely Dan

3. “Hard Knock Life” Jay-Z

4. “Dance Floor” Roger & Zapp


Michael Harwood*

Carrboro          Coffee

“Its easy to like sweetness, I wanted to be bitterness’ advocate this year”

 1. “Swarming” Efterklang

2. “Step Aside” Efterklang

3. “Prey and Predator” Efterklang


Trevor Corlett

Madcap          Coffee

“I want to introduce you to my friend, Specialty Coffee”

1. “Youth”     Daughter

2. “The Underdog” Spoon

3. “Good Day”          Nappy Roots

4. “Holiday” Weezer


Camila Ramos

Panther           Coffee

“Smell these dried flowers that I picked in huila, that scent is what your cappuccino will taste like”

1. “Europe Endless” Kraftwerk

2. “Neon Lights”      Kraftwerk


Travis Beckett

Peregrine Espresso

“There are  two major principles of espresso blending – balance and versatility”

1. “Oh No”             Andrew Bird

2 “Fitz and the Dizzyspells” Andrew Bird

2. “Plasticities” Andrew Bird

*pulled from Day 1, due to Day 2 difficulties.

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