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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!
Number of years behind the bar: 5
Number of competitions: 3
2011 Top six in scrbc
2015 top six in ncrbc
Coffee: La Perla, Ecuador
Star Anise Honey Water
Secret Weapons: None that come to mind
Playlist: Still in the works
Theme: The simplicity and complexity of specialty coffee
Total Practice Hours: 50? Maybe more.
Coach(es): Anyone who has looked over my speech or watched my routine has given me valuable input that has helped it get to where it is now.
Fashion: A shirt, pants, and shoes for sure. Probably underwear.
Trivia: I appreciate anyone who has helped in any way to put this all together. They make it possible for me to get to just show up and have fun. I am truly thankful for that.