The 2020 US Coffee Championships Qualifying Rounds is off the terrific start here at Dillanos Coffee in Sumner, Washington. Half of the national field will be decided this weekend at the first of the two Qualifying Events (the second happening next month in Nashville).

20 baristas competed on Day One and Sprudge was on deck to capture every single one with Lead Photographer Elizabeth Chai and roving social media reporter Joshua Littlefield. Take a glimpse at all of the competitors from Day One here in Sumner.

Sprudge Media Network’s coverage of the 2020 US Coffee Championships Sumner Qualifier is presented by Cafe Imports, Acaia, IKAWA, Pacific Barista Series, Bellwether, and Baratza

Adam Elabd, Huckleberry Roasters

Adam Elabd, Huckleberry Roasters
Adam Elabd, Huckleberry Roasters

Lucas Cassol, Batdorf and Bronson

Lucas Cassol, Batdorf and Bronson

Eve Wieser, Coffea Roasterie

Eve Wieser, Coffea Roasterie

Jake King, Brash Coffee

Jake King, Brash Coffee
Jake King, Brash Coffee

Kae Bonaguro, Collective Espresso

Kae Bonaguro, Collective Espresso
Kae Bonaguro, Collective Espresso

Mal Preheim, Dune Coffee Roasters

Mal Preheim, Dune Coffee Roasters
Mal Preheim, Dune Coffee Roasters

Logan Maltese, Victrola Coffee Roasters

Logan Maltese, Victrola Coffee Roasters
Logan Maltese, Victrola Coffee Roasters

Reef Bessette, The Coffee Movement

Reef Bessette, The Coffee Movement
Reef Bessette, The Coffee Movement

Elisabeth Johnson, Hagen Coffee Roasters

Elisabeth Johnson, Hagen Coffee Roasters
Elisabeth Johnson, Hagen Coffee Roasters

Sam Han, Go Get Em Tiger

Sam Han, Go Get Em Tiger
Sam Han, Go Get Em Tiger

Angela Dunne, Summit Coffee Co

Angela Dunne, Summit Coffee Co
Angela Dunne, Summit Coffee Co

Sumner Ohye, Coffee Vloggers

Sumner Ohye, Coffee Vloggers
Sumner Ohye, Coffee Vloggers

Raechel Hurd

Raechel Hurd
Raechel Hurd

Niko Horaites, Coava Coffee

Niko Horaites, Coava Coffee
Niko Horaites, Coava Coffee

Zach Thanasilangkul, Barton Institute

Zach Thanasilangkul, Barton Institute
Zach Thanasilangkul, Barton Institute

Hugo Cano, Amberson Coffee

Hugo Cano, Amberson Coffee
Hugo Cano, Amberson Coffee

Austin Amento, Augie’s Coffee

Austin Amento, Augie’s Coffee
Austin Amento, Augie’s Coffee

Jeremy Pyrc

Jeremy Pyrc
Jeremy Pyrc

Cole McBride, Ada’s Discovery

Cole McBride, Ada’s Discovery
Cole McBride, Ada’s Discovery

William Card, Huckleberry Roasters

William Card, Huckleberry Roasters
William Card, Huckleberry Roasters

 

All photographs by Elizabeth Chai for Sprudge Live.