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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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SAM SCHROEDER

Company: Olympia Coffee Roasting Co.
Number of years behind the bar: 14
Number of competitions: 4
2013 NWRBC 7th place
2014 Big Western 4th place (NW region)
2014 USBC 14th place
2015 Big Western 1st place (NW region)

Coffee: Ademegorbota, Ethiopia

Milk: Pure Eire

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Signature Beverage: Stacks on Deck
Espresso
Drinking Custard

Secret Weapons: My smile

Playlist: 

Mo – XXX 88
Lily the Kid- Pedro
Tomas Barford- Pulsing
Retro Stefson- Glow

Theme: You will have to see it to know

Total Practice Hours: 60+

Coach(es): My co-competitor Brady MacDonald and I work in close collaboration. He is rad!

Fashion: Not sure yet.

Trivia: Nope, thanks!

Social Medias: @olympiacoffee @s_schro