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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Benjamin Lytle was the top placing 2016 Brewers Cup Qualifiers competitor in the Western Conference. Lytle scored a combined 158.32 for his compulsory and service rounds. Congratulations, Benjamin Lytle!
Name: Ben Lytle
Company: Novel Coffee Roasters
Location: Dallas, TX
Years Brewing in Life and in Work: 4 years
Brew Method: TORCH Mountain Dripper
Coffee: W. Ethiopia Duromina Washed (Novel)
Brew weight, water volume, and time:
[stag_columns][stag_one_third][stag_icon icon=”spoon” url=”” size=”50px” new_window=”no”] 13.3g[/stag_one_third] [stag_one_third][stag_icon icon=”tint” url=”” size=”50px” new_window=”no”] 200ml[/stag_one_third] [stag_one_third_last][stag_icon icon=”clock-o” url=”” size=”50px” new_window=”no”] 2:40[/stag_one_third_last] [/stag_columns]
Astrological Sign: Aries
Spirit Animal: Platypus
Which celebrity would you like brew for? Anyone from Denton, TX
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.