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.
Adam Elabd, Huckleberry Roasters
Lucas Cassol, Batdorf and Bronson
Eve Wieser, Coffea Roasterie
Jake King, Brash Coffee
Kae Bonaguro, Collective Espresso
Mal Preheim, Dune Coffee Roasters
Logan Maltese, Victrola Coffee Roasters
Reef Bessette, The Coffee Movement
Elisabeth Johnson, Hagen Coffee Roasters
Sam Han, Go Get Em Tiger
Angela Dunne, Summit Coffee Co
Sumner Ohye, Coffee Vloggers
Niko Horaites, Coava Coffee
Zach Thanasilangkul, Barton Institute
Hugo Cano, Amberson Coffee
Austin Amento, Augie’s Coffee
Cole McBride, Ada’s Discovery
William Card, Huckleberry Roasters
All photographs by Elizabeth Chai for Sprudge Live.