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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!
Company: Spotted Cow Coffee Company
Number of years behind the bar: 2
Number of competitions: 3
NWRBC 2013 – 10th
Big Western NW 2014 – 13th
Big Western NW 2015 – 3rd
Coffee: Aramo, Ethiopia – Natural
Signature Beverage: The White Chocolate Situation
Single Origin White Chocolate from Davao Philippines, roasted and prepared by Askinosie, made into a mousse and served con panna with non-alcoholic blood orange bitters.
Secret Weapon(s): Nope!
Playlist: I will. Once I decide on everything exactly.
Theme: Transforming strangers and enemies into friends.
Total Practice Hours: Please don’t ask. It’s depressing.
Coach(es): Amanda Juris! US Cup Taster’s Champ 2014, second in the world. Starbucks Green Coffee Quality Control, overall amazing person. She likes whisk(e)y and coffee.
Fashion: Too broke to wear someone. Old Navy FTW.
Trivia: My wife is a saint. While I’m traipsing across the country, she’s taking care of our 2 1/2 year old and our 3 week old, with no back up from family. She’s my strength and support. Eternally grateful for her.
Social Medias: MaxwellAMooney