music:. wbc: CHAMP : raul rodas, guatemala

our 2012 world barista champ is raul rodas of guatemala. smdlr curated his music as it was played and heard. much of the music carried themes directly relating to coffee, at least it seemed, and so it seemed for rodas.

directly below is his set list, further below a full list of rodas’ competition tweets by smdlr.   and, to the right, atop his playlist there’s a quote, taken from one of his songs, “Pumped Up Kicks”, by Foster the People . smdlr tweeted this during the competition as it embodied the character of Rodas’ routine.

congratulations raul and guatemala!

  • “Pumped Up Kicks”, Foster the People*
  • “Lights” , Bruno Mars
  • “We Are Young” , Fun Feat Janelle Monae
  • “Blackout” Breathe Carolina

“yeah the sleight of my hand is now a quick-pull trigger.I reason with my [coffee]”

smdlr’s tweet curation of rodas live performance

Finalist no. 3 Raul @raultigre is going for a sweeter cup with his beans to “Pumped Up Kicks” Foster the People #wbc2012 #coffeeandmusic

Raul @raultigre coffee will yield carmel flavors and bright acidity to “Pumped Up Kicks” Foster the People #wbc2012

Raul @raultigre displays four ingredients and its flavor components to “Lights” Bruno Mars #wbc2012

Raul @raultigre “uses cascara and first crack ” and “cascara and mucilage” to “We Are Young” Fun Feat Janelle Monae #wbc2012

Raul @raultigre says  “first two sips: coffee and caramel, third sip to come” to “We Are Young” Fun Feat Janelle Monae #wbc201 #wearecurious

Raul @raultigre  took the opportunity to experiment and include farmers, capps now to “Blackout Breathe” Carolina #wbc2012 #coffeeandmusic

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