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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!

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DAVID FASMAN

Company: Kaldi’s Coffee
Number of years behind the bar: 11
Number of competitions: 5 — this is number 6

BCRBC 2013 – 3rd
USBC 2013 – 27thish
BCRBC 2014 – 2nd
USBC 2014 – 17th
BCRBC 2015 – 5th

Coffee: Colombia Oscar Medina

Milk: Whatever is provided

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Signature Beverage:

Simple syrup composed of water, brown sugar and live thyme.

3g simple syrup
Shot of spro
Caramelized orange oil garnish

Secret Weapons: Just good coffee.

Playlist: Album Leaf
Polyphonic Spree
Sigur Ros

Theme: It’s about Kaldi’s relationship with Colombia Monserrate and Oscar Medina as well as the stages of living, roasting, and extraction that coffee goes through.

Total Practice Hours: 100

Coach(es): Nope.

Fashion: Clothes, not sure yet.

Trivia: I’m coffee obsessed. Getting married in may. Honeymooning in Iceland.

Social Medias: @DavidFasman