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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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NORA BRADY

Company: Blueprint Coffee
Number of years behind the bar: 5
Number of competitions: 6
BCRBC 2012- 2nd place, USBC 2012- 17th, BCRBC 2013- 5th place, BCRBC 2014- 6th place, USBC 2014- 6th place, BCRBC 2015- 3rd place

Coffee: La Nube, Ecuador

Milk: TBD

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Signature Beverage: The Cloud

La Nube espresso
Pineapple, coconut, brown sugar syrup
Lime and orange oil vapor
Red date, cinnamon, nutmeg ash

 

Secret Weapons: vaporizer, plastic bags, and a heat sealer

Playlist: It’s not perfect yet..

Theme: The complexity and elements of plant life.

Total Practice Hours: I don’t even have a guess.

Coach(es): Mike Marquard: Past competitor turned judge, he is organized, focused and believes in me! Ducks fly together.

Fashion: VINCE and Rag & Bone

Social Medias: @snackpackbrady