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Learn G&B Coffee Tricks And Watch 'Barista' Doc At ArcLight

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Enjoy expertly poured espresso before a special screening of a new documentary about the U.S. Barista Championship.

To celebrate a screening of the new documentary Barista, local coffee heroes G&B Coffee/Go Get 'Em Tiger—two of our favorite shops in town—will host a pop-up at Arclight Hollywood on Sunday. From 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., G&B will be serving coffee and other treats at the theater. They'll also offer coffee-making demos and cuppings, where you can learn how to detect subtle flavor notes in your coffee—instead of, you know, gulping it down.

Following the G&B coffee pop-up, there will be a screening of the documentary Barista at 4:30 p.m., followed by a Q&A with the filmmakers. The documentary explores the intense—and often surreal—world of the U.S. Barista Championship, in which thousands of baristas compete to determine the most talented barista in the country. During the madcap (or madcappuccino?) competition, each contender has 15 minutes to make 3 rounds of coffee drinks (12 total for four judges), where they show off both their technical skills and creativity.

And it just so happens, Charles Babinski, co-owner of G&B Coffee and Go Get 'Em Tiger, won first place at the 2015 U.S. Barista Championship. He also co-produced the documentary, hence, why they're hosting the pop-up.

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They just moved Sunday's screening to a bigger theater because tickets sold out, but they're already filling up quickly, so don't wait to buy them if you plan to attend. Of course, if they do sell out, you can always go for the coffee, and then try to catch one of theother screenings at the Laemmle Noho 7 on Monday or the Laemmle Playhouse 7 in Pasadena on Tuesday.

And, now, to get the buzz started early, here is the trailer for Barista: