Here’s Who’s Moving On From The US Coffee Champs Nashville Event

All the winners from the US Coffee Championships Qualifying Event in Nashville, Tennessee.

What a wild ride it has been. After a rambunctious 48 hours, the US Coffee Championships Nashville Qualifying Event has come to a close, and we now know the 70 coffee professionals who have punched their tickets to the national stage, taking place this March in Kansas City, Missouri.

200 competitors took part in the weekend’s festivities spread across five stages in the Track One events space. Baristas, Brewers, Coffee in Good Spirit-ers, Cup Tasters, and Roasters all battled it out in hopes of joining those who already earned their way to KC last month in Denver. And what started out Saturday morning as anyone’s game is now, on Sunday night, no longer so. But enough of the histrionics, let’s find out who will be moving on to the US Coffee Championships in Kansas City.

SprudgeLive’s coverage of the 2019 US Coffee Champs is made possible by Joe Glo and Mahlkönig. All of SprudgeLive’s 2019 competition coverage is made possible by AcaiaBaratzaFaemaCafe Imports, and Wilbur Curtis.

Barista Championship

  1. Dylan Siemens, Onyx Coffee Lab
  2. Samantha Spillman, Dillanos Coffee Roasters
  3. T. Ben Fischer, Elixr Coffee Roasters
  4. Jenna Gotthelf, Counter Culture Coffe
  5. Rodrigo Vargas, Rival Bros Coffee Roasters
  6. Isaiah Sheese, Archetype Coffee
  7. Elisabeth Johnson, Venture Coffee Co
  8. Gisel Alvarez, Monarch
  9. Ryan Wojton, Madcap Coffee Co
  10. Anthony Ragler, Counter Culture Coffee
  11. Kay Cheon, Dune Coffee Roasters
  12. Cris Mendoza, Saint Frank Coffee
  13. Samuel Schaefer, Stovetop Roasters
  14. Juan Diaz, Deeply Coffee Co
  15. Ali Abderrahman, State Street Coffee/La Reunion
  16. Shane Hess, Jubala Coffee
  17. Ben Vollmar, Flatlands Coffee
  18. Rachel Diaz, Flatlands Coffee

Brewers Cup

  1. Grace McCutchan, Red Rooster Coffee Roaster
  2. Jennifer Hwang, Klatch Coffee
  3. Tyler Duncan, Topeca Coffee Roasters
  4. John Kruegler, Blanchard’s Coffee Roasting Co
  5. Ben Martin, Madcap Coffee Co
  6. Kenneth Selby, Vashon Coffee Co
  7. Cody Barnhart, Vienna Coffee Co
  8. Gunnar Lagenhuizen, Dune Coffee Roasters
  9. Chelsey Walker-Watson, Atlas Coffee Importers
  10. Elika Liftee, Onyx Coffee Lab
  11. Skyler Richter, LAMILL
  12. Felix Felix, Dune Coffee Roasters

Coffee In Good Spirits

  1. Kris Wood, Black Fox Coffee Co
  2. Nathanael Mehrens, Stay Golden
  3. Matt Foster, Kaldi’s Coffee Roasting Co
  4. Leo-Charles Salerno, Greater Goods Coffee Roasters
  5. Brodie Lewis, Madcap Coffee Co
  6. Rachel Huffman, Dose Nashville
  7. John Martin, LAMILL
  8. Jen McElroy, Klatch Coffee
  9. Brian Beyke, Quills Coffee
  10. Koji Daremo, The Ruin Daily
  11. Dan Hilburn, Backyard Beans Coffee Co
  12. Joel Cronenberg, Provision Coffee
  13. Lindy Schubring, Greyhouse Coffee & Supply Co

Cup Tasters

  1. Matthew McDaniel, Summit Coffee
  2. Summer Zhang, Onyx Coffee Lab
  3. Aaron Lerner, SkyTop Coffee
  4. Sarah Lambeth, Congregation Coffee Roasters
  5. Brandon Hutchingson, Mission Coffee
  6. Rachel Stanich, Red Fox Coffee Merchants
  7. Bear Soliven, Onyx Coffee Lab
  8. Samuel Demisse, Keffa Coffee Importers
  9. Elisabeth Johnson, Venture Coffee Co
  10. Hyoung Wuk Jung, Loit Café
  11. Jeff Mooney, Folly Coffee Roasters
  12. Jarrett Johnson, Lineage Roasting
  13. Cameron Metzinger, Backyard Beans Coffee Co
  14. Joshua Edens, Onyx Coffee Lab
  15. Helen Choi, Luce Ave Coffee Roasters

Roasters Championship

  1. Amanda Hagenbuck, Rival Bros Coffee Roasters
  2. Jeremy Moore, Bonlife Coffee Roasters
  3. Steve Cuevas, Black Oak Coffee Roasters
  4. Eduardo Choza, Mayorga Organics
  5. José René Martínez, J.René Coffee Roasters
  6. Kenneth Thomas, Umble Coffee Co
  7. Anthony Greatorex, Red Rooster Coffee Roaster
  8. Jason Burkum, Archetype Coffee
  9. Matthew Delarosa, Ironsmith Coffee Roasters
  10. Evan Pollitt, Summitt Coffee
  11. Aaron MacDougall, Broadsheet Coffee Roasters
  12. Eric Stone, Mudhouse Coffee Roasters