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We reached out to each of the 2015 US Barista Championship competitors prior to their routines, to learn a bit more about them as competitors and coffee pros. We hope you enjoy these interviews!
BRANDON PAUL WEAVER
Company: Slate Coffee Roasters
Number of years behind the bar: 5
Number of competitions: 3
2013 NWRBC 12th
2014 Big West (#1) 8th
2014 Big West (#2) 4th
Coffee: Kianyangi Factory, Embu Kenya
Ras el Hanout, Salt, Espresso, Carbonated Grapefruit Juice.
Secret Weapons: A copy of the rules
Playlist: Will be decided day of.
Theme: How delicious my coffee is.
Total Practice Hours: 30
Coach(es): Chelsey Walker Watson, Megan Radke, Nik Virrey
Fashion: Decided day of!
Trivia: Stupid puns? I got plenty.
Social Medias: @coffeeandbookz/ @brandonpaulweaver