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.
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All times EST. Official Livestream here.
9:17am: Becky Reeves, Ristretto Roasters, Portland, OR @becksreeves @ristrettoroast
9:36am: Tyler G. Hill, The Principal’s Office, Colorado Springs, CO @principalsdrink
9:55am: Sam Schroeder, Olympia Coffee Roasting Co. @s_schro @olympiacoffee
10:14am: Ashley Rodriguez, Sightglass, San Francisco, CA @ashcommonname @sightglass
10:33am: Trevor Corlett, Madcap Coffee, Washington, DC @tjorlet @madcapcoffee
10:57am: Michael Harwood, Ceremony Coffee Roasters, Annapolis, MD @bluebarista @ceremonycoffee
11:16am: Bethany Hargrove, Barista, Portland, OR @b_harg @baristapdx
11:35am: Andrea Allen, Onyx Coffee Lab, Fayetteville, AR @andreaarkansas @onyxcoffeelab
11:54am: Ashley Elander, Intelligentsia Coffee, Chicago, IL @drawashleydraw @intelligentsia
12:23pm: Devin Chapman, La Colombe, Los Angeles, CA @devchap @lacolombecoffee
12:47pm: Samuel Lewontin, Everyman Espresso, New York, NY @coffeeandbikes @everymanny
1:06pm: Trevor Gruehn, Bradbury’s Coffee, Madison, WI @variable_coffee @bradburyscoffee
1:25pm: Cole McBride, PublicUS, Las Vegas, NV @colecoffee @publicuslv
1:44pm: Lemuel Butler, Verity Resins, Forest City, NC @sexyfoam
2:08: Casey Soloria, Intelligentsia Coffee, Pasadena, CA @csoloria
2:27: Andrew McCaslin, Kaldi’s Coffee Roasting Co., St. Louis, MO @anmccan @kaldis_coffee
2:46: Kelly Sanchez, Blue Bottle Coffee Co., Oakland, CA @bluebottleroast
3:05: Jeremy Sterner, Peregrine Espresso, Washington, DC @peregrinedc