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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Chris Pradzinski of Intelligentsia in Los Angeles, California placed fourth in the Western Conference with 156.07 points for his combined compulsory and service rounds. We find out how Pradzinski brewed and dug a little deeper in our interview below.

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Name: Chris Pradzinski

Company: Intelligentsia (Silver Lake)

Location: Los Angeles, CA

Years Brewing in Life and in Work: 4 / 3 years

Brew Method: Kalita Wave

Coffee: Santuario Red Bourbon Colombia, Camila Merizalde (Intelligentsia)

(via Intelligentsia)
(via Intelligentsia)

Brew weight, water volume, and time:

25g / 415ml / 03:00

Astrological Sign: Gemini

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Spirit Animal: Honey Badger

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Celebrity to Brew For: Anna Kendrick

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.