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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Justin Goodhart of Sweet Bloom Coffee in Lakewood, Colorado placed second in the Western Conference with 158.09 points for his combined compulsory and service rounds (a mere .23 points away from champion Benjamin Lytle!) Find out how Goodhart made it to the top in our interview below!

Name: Justin Goodhart

Company: Sweet Bloom Coffee Roasters

Location: Lakewood, CO

Years Brewing in Life and in Work: 2 years / 10 months

Brew Method: Bonavita Immersion Dripper

(Image via Espresso Supply)
(Image via Espresso Supply)

Coffee: Cerro Azul Gesha Colombia (Sweet Bloom)

Brew weight, water volume, and time:

18G / 270ML / 3:15

Astrological Sign: Gemini

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Spirit Animal: Orca

(Image via Tumblr)
(Image via Tumblr)

What celebrity would you like to brew for? Chuck Norris or Arnold Schwarzenegger

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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.