Round One of the US Brewers Cup has officially come to a close. A total of 37 brewers took the stage during the lengthy three day first round, presenting some of the most exquisite coffees in the world to a panel of calibrated super tasters. Geishas, Geshas, and even some pretty fun blends were on full display, brewed to exacting detail. In a competition like this, there’s no room for error.
But in the end, only six could move on to the Finals Sunday at the US Brewers Cup, taking place tomorrow, April 17th in Atlanta, Georgia. It’s always a tight race to the Finals, with half points often being the difference between competing on Sunday and watching. The list of deserving brewers goes way deeper that just the six that made it to the Finals, but still, there can be only six. Here are the six finalists for the US Brewers Cup and their scheduled routine times.
10:00am: Todd Goldsworthy, Klatch Coffee, @BrewMaster800AD @KlatchRoasting
10:39am: Erich Rosenberg, Novo Coffee @erich_rosenberg @NovoCoffee
11:24am: Justin Goodhart, Sweet Bloom Coffee Roasters @SwtBlmcoffee
12:09pm: Alexander Choppin, Olympia Coffee Roasting Co. @chopmobop @OlympiaCoffee
12:54pm: Blair Smith, Augie’s Coffee Roasters @AugiesCoffee
1:39pm: James Tooill, La Colombe @JamesTooill @LaColombeCoffee
Stay tuned. Tomorrow we’ll know the champion!