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The Western Conference Barista Competition Qualifying Event is in the books and we now know the first six competitors to qualify for the 2016 US Barista Championship later this year in Atlanta. Today’s competitors certainly brought their A game, with a staggering nine scores of 300+ to only one such score from yesterday’s lot.

There’s still hope yet for the rest of the Western baristas, though. 24 spots are still up for grabs, to be awarded at the end of the week to the highest scoring competitors from the entire East/West field (sans the top six from each, naturally).

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1. Cole McBride, PublicUS, Las Vegas, NV–332.5

2. Sam Schroeder, Olympia Coffee Roasting Co, Olympia, WA–326

3. Becky Reeves, Ristretto Roasters, Portland, OR–326 

4. Tyler G. Hill, The Principal’s Office, Colorado Springs, CO–316 

5. Bethany Hargrove, Barista, Portland, OR–314

6. Devin J. Chapman, La Colombe, Los Angeles, CA–311.5

7. David Buehrer, Greenway Coffee Co, Houston, TX–306.5

8. Eden‐Marie Abramowicz, Bastet Coffee, Los Angeles, CA–304

9. Casey Soloria, Intelligentsia Coffee, Pasadena, CA—301

10. Ashley Rodriguez, Sightglass, San Francisco, CA–301

11. Kelly Sanchez, Blue Bottle Coffee Co, Oakland, CA–297

12. Leah Shinkle, PT’s Coffee, Topeka, KS–295.5

13. Isaiah Sheese, Archetype Coffee, Omaha, NE–291.5

14. Jared Gum, Bar Francis, Olympia, WA—287

15. Ryan Fisher, Commonwealth Coffee, Denver, CO–286

16. Maxwell Mooney, Spotted Cow Coffee, Mill Creek, WA–284.5

17. Talya Strader, Equator Coffees & Teas, Oakland, CA–284

18. Joel Bigelow, PT’s Coffee Roasting Co, Topeka, KS—283

19. Jon French, Old World Coffee, Reno, NV–279

20. Sheli Maciel, Allegro Coffee Company, Oakland, CA–278

21. Josh Taves, Novo Coffee, Denver, CO–275.5

22. Michelle Johnson, Cartel Coffee Lab, Tempe, AZ–269.5

23. Jonathan Dail, Hidden House Coffee, San Juan Capistrano, CA—268.5

24. Cris Mendoza, Saint Frank Coffee, San Francisco, CA–268

25. Kyle Ramage, Mahlkonig USA, Scotts Valley, CA–268

26. Tamara Vigil, The Coffee House, Lincoln, NE—267.5

27. Brian Ensminger, Barista, Portland, OR–261.5

28. Dylan McClain, Case Study Coffee Roasters, Portland, OR–257.5

29. Seth Fuller, Colony Class, Colorado Springs, CO–255

30. Eli Ramirez, Shift Coffee, Denton, TX—246

31. Brandon Acuna, Local Coffee/Merit Roasting Co., San Antonio, TX–231

32. Elle Taylor, Amethyst, Denver, CO–225

33. Jesse Gonzalez, Ritual Coffee, San Francisco, CA–221

34. Stacy Wood‐Burgess, Cafe Javasti, Seattle, WA–217

35. Breanna Lloyd, Royal Drummer, Seattle, WA–214

36. Nicholas Balcer, The Arbor Lodge, Portland, OR–213

37. Samuel W. Smith, Topeca Coffee Roasters, Tulsa, OK–212

38. Suzy Lippmann, Augie’s Coffee Roasters, Redlands, CA—211.5

39. Tyler Brodd, Dinosaur Coffee, Los Angeles, CA–208.5

40. Perry Czopp, The Coffee Chop, Phoenix, AZ—207

41. Derrick Wessels, Beagle Coffee Company, Fort Collins, CO–205.5

42. Hugo Cano, Bar Nine Coffee, Culver City, CA–204

43. Andy Fung, Hide Out Café, Rowland Heights, CA—198.5

44. Matthew B. Henderson, Lift Coffee Roasters, Riverside, CA–198.5

45. Kim Alexander, Tanager Coffee Roasters/Cathedral, Portland, OR—177.5

46. Jeffrey Dow, Steamdot Coffee Roasters, Anchorage, AK–175

47. Mae Clark, Street Bean, Seattle, WA–DQ

48. Chelsea Rae, The Roost, Lawrence, KS—DQ

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