It’s hard to be believe the weekend is almost over. But after two full days of competition, we finally know the finalists in four competitions—Barista Championship, Brewers Cup, Coffee in Good Spirits, and Cup Tasters (there are no Finals in Roasters)—here at the US Coffee Championships in Kansas City, Missouri.
The combined amount of time and effort that these competitors put into their routines can be counted in years, and yet, those individual 15 minute runs went by like they were 15 seconds. But for a few lucky (and hard-working and oh so very deserving) few, they get one last chance to give their routines a little air to breathe. And this time, they come with a little hardware. All the Finalists have already guaranteed themselves a very cool souvenir for all their efforts this weekend, but they’ve got one last chance to make an argument for why that souvenir should be the biggest one of them all. Let’s find out who these last standing competitors are as well as the performance times here at the US Coffee Championships.
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10:00am Sam Neely, Switchback Coffee Roasters, Colorado Springs, CO
11:05am Andrea Allen, Onyx Coffee Lab, Springdale, AR
12:10pm Emily Orendorff, Boxcar Coffee Roasters, Boulder, CO
1:15pm T. Ben Fischer, Elixr Coffee Roasters, Philadelphia, PA
2:20pm Samantha Spillman, Dillanos Coffee Roasters, Seattle, WA
3:25pm Dylan Siemens, Onyx Coffee Lab, Springdale, AR
10:25am Justin Goodhart, Sweet Bloom Coffee, Denver, CO
11:30am Chelsey Walker-Watson, Atlas Coffee Importers, Seattle, WA
12:35pm Jennifer Hwang, Klatch Coffee, Rancho Cucamonga, CA
1:40pm Lance Hedrick, Onyx Coffee Lab, Springdale, AR
2:45pm Jacob White, Bird Rock Coffee Roasters, San Diego, CA
3:50pm Kaley Gann, Messenger Coffee, Kansas City, MO
Coffee In Good Spirits
10:45am Brodie Lewis, Madcap Coffee Co, Grand Rapids, CO
11:50am Joel Cronenberg, Provision Coffee, Gilbert, AZ
12:55pm Nathanael Mehrens, Stay Golden, Nashville, TN
2:00pm Sam Schroeder, Olympia Coffee, Olympia, WA
3:05pm Dakota Graff, Onyx Coffee Lab, Springdale, AR
4:10pm Matt Foster, Kaldi’s Coffee Roasting Co, St. Louis, MO
We’ll see you tomorrow for the Finals!