Day One of the 2017 United States Barista Championship is in the books and we’re moving right along to Day Two, the Semi-Finals. Six competitors from yesterday will join the 12 highest scoring baristas in the Qualifiers–six from each event–to determine the final six who will give it a go one last time in hopes of becoming the 2017 US Barista Champion.
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Let’s see who made it from Day One and who earned a bye from the Qualifiers…
9:00am: Isaiah Sheese, Archetype Coffee, Omaha, NE @archetypecoffee
9:19am: T. Ben Fisher, La Colombe, Philadelphia, PA @ScarfNinja1812 @LaColombeCoffee
9:38am: Shane Hess, Jubala Coffee, Raleigh, NC @JubalaCoffee
9:57am: Lorenzo Perkins, Fleet Coffee, Austin, TX @LorenzoPerkins @fleetcoffeeco
10:16am: Micah Sherer, Ally Coffee, Greenville, SC @MicahSherer @AllyCoffee_
10:35am: Devin Chapman, Coffee Manufactory, San Francisco, CA @devchap @coffeemnfctry
11:05am: Drew Frohn, Ultimo Coffee, Philadelphia, PA @ultimocoffee
11:24am: Bethany Hargrove, Wrecking Ball Coffee Roasters, San Francisco, CA @B_Harg @Wrecking_Ball
11:43am: Samuel Lewontin, Everyman Espresso, New York, NY @coffeeandbikes @EverymanNY
12:02pm: Ashley Rodriguez, The CRO Cafe, Oakland, CA @ashcommonname @TheCROCafe
12:21pm: Matthew Gasaway, Intelligentsia Coffee, Chicago, IL @Intelligentsia
12:40pm: Josh Taves, Novo Coffee, Denver, CO @NovoCoffee
1:10pm: Brandon Paul Weaver, Foreigner Coffee, Seattle, WA @coffeeandbookz
1:29pm: Cole McBride, Prediction Coffee, Las Vegas, NV @colecoffee @predictionlv
1:48pm: Andrea Allen, Onyx Coffee Lab, Springdale, AR @OnyxCoffeeLab
2:07pm: Talya Strader, Equator Coffee & Teas, San Francisco, CA @equatorcoffees
2:26pm: Kyle Ramage, Mahlkonig USA, Durham, NC @Kyle_Rampage @MahlkonigUSA
2:45pm: Matthew Barahura, Intelligentsia Coffee, Los Angeles, CA @Intelligentsia
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