Meet your 2016 Brewers Cup Qualifier competitors. Those who advanced will compete in the 2016 United States Brewers Cup Champion in Atlanta, Georgia from April 14th-17th. Elizabeth Chai was apart of the Sprudge Team during the Kansas City Qualifying Round, photographing each Brewers Cup routine and conducting interviews with every competitor.

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Alexander Choppin of Olympia Coffee Roasting Co. in Olympia, Washington placed sixth in the Western Conference with 155.68 points for his combined compulsory and service rounds. We caught up with Alexander to find out what makes him tick.

Name: Alexander Choppin

Company: Olympia Coffee Roasting Co.

Location: Olympia, WA

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Years Brewing in Life and in Work: 5 years

Brew Method: Kalita Wave (stainless)

Coffee: Kenya Kiunyu

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Recipe: 

25g / 400ml / 3:30

Astrological Sign: Capricorn

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Spirit Animal: Sloth

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Celebrity to Brew For: Jared Gum

Jared Gum (file photo)
Jared Gum (file photo)

For a complete list of 2016 Brewers Cup competitors and standings, click here. Visit the official United States Coffee Competition website here.

Elizabeth Chai (@chaiamericano) is a graphic designer and freelance writer based in Portland. Read more Elizabeth Chai on Sprudge.