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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James Gibbs of Allegro Coffee Roasters in Berkeley, California placed fifth in the Western Conference with 156 points for his combined compulsory and service rounds. How’d he make it all happen? We found out!

Name: James Gibbs

Company: Allegro Coffee Roasters

Location: Berkeley, CA

Years Brewing in Life and in Work: 15+

Brew Method: V60 02 (ceramic)

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Coffee: Natural Panama Gesha Perci Pinnacle (Ninety Plus)

Recipe:

24g / 325ml / 02:45

Astrological Sign: Scorpio

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Spirit Animal: Fox

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Celebrity to Brew For: Bruce Campbell

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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.