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.

Our coverage is made possible by direct support from Urnex Brands.

Jenna Gotthelf of Everyman Espresso in New York, New York placed fourth in the Eastern Conference with 155.66 points for her combined compulsory and service rounds. Take a closer look at how Gotthelf got to the top.

Name: Jenna Gotthelf

Company: Everyman Espresso

Location: New York, NY

Years Brewing in Life and in Work: 5 years

Brew Method: “Drop a surfboard into my Kalita Wave”

Sprudge_2016_BrewersCup_Qualifiers_40_JennaGotthelf_Everyman-A

Coffee: Finca Nuguo Washed Panama Gesha (Counter Culture Coffee / Kyle Tush)

Recipe: 

24g / 380ml / 04:00

Astrological Sign: Scorpio

scorpio

Spirit Animal: Panda

(via tumblr)
(via tumblr)

Celebrity to Brew For: Martha Stewart

(via the martha blog)
(via the martha blog)

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.