We now know which six of the 24 baristas that competed today will compete in the Semi-Finals Saturday, April 16th. They will be joined by the 12 highest scoring baristas from the Regional Qualifying Event, six from the Eastern and six from the Western Conference.
We’ll see a total of 18 routines on Saturday, and the six best will make it to Finals on Sunday for 15 more nerve-wracking minutes. And then it’ll be all over. We don’t need all these seats because we’re just sittin’ on the edges.
Here’s a schedule of the 18 US Barista Championship Semi-Finalists.
All times EST. Official Livestream here.
9:36am: Tyler G. Hill, The Principal’s Office, Colorado Springs, CO @principalsdrink
1:44pm: Lemuel Butler, Verity Resins, Forest City, NC @sexyfoam
2:08: Casey Soloria, Intelligentsia Coffee, Pasadena, CA @csoloria
2:46: Kelly Sanchez, Blue Bottle Coffee Co., Oakland, CA @bluebottleroast
3:05: Jeremy Sterner, Peregrine Espresso, Washington, DC @peregrinedc