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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Jenny Bonchak was the top placing 2016 Brewers Cup Qualifiers competitor in the Eastern Conference. Bonchak scored a combined 159.56 for her combined compulsory and service rounds. Congratulations, Jenny Bonchak!

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Name: Jenny Bonchak

Company: Slingshot Coffee

Location: Raleigh, NC

Years Brewing in Life and in Work: 10 / 4 years

Brew Method: Bonmac Classic (ceramic)

Bonmac Classic (Image via Sweet Maria's)
Bonmac Classic (Image via Sweet Maria’s)

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

Brew weight, water volume, and time:

30G / 360ML / 3:30

Astrological Sign: Scorpio

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Spirit Animal: Dorothy Zbornak

(Image via Disney)
(Image via Disney)

Celebrity to Brew For: Julia Louis-Dreyfus

(Image via Gif Soup)
(Image via Gif Soup)

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.