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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John Quinn of Steadfast Coffee in Nashville, Tennessee placed fifth in the Eastern Conference with 155.23 points for his combined compulsory and service rounds. Quinn dripped a gesha in a Gino and we just had to find out more!

Name: John Quinn

Company: Steadfast Coffee

Location: Nashville, TN

Years Brewing in Life and in Work: 11 years

Brew Method: Gino Dripper

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Coffee: Cerro Azul Colombia Cafe Granja La Esperanza Gesha

Recipe: 

25g / 400ml / 03:30

Astrological Sign: Virgo

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Spirit Animal: Lee Sill

Celebrity to Brew For: Stanley Kubrick

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.