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Introducing the 2014 U.S. Barista Championship and Brewers Cup Finalists

Photo by Nick Brown

Photo by Nick Brown

Say hello to the 2014 United States Barista Championship finalists, all of whom emerged from an incredibly talented field of 24 baristas competing over the past two days at the SCAA 2014 Event in Seattle.

In the photo, pictured from left to right, are:

Cole McBride, Veltons Coffee, Seattle

Laila Ghambari, Cherry Street Coffee, Seattle

Charles Babinski, G&B Coffee, Los Angeles

(Gianni Cassatini, representing sponsor Nuova Simonelli)

Camila Ramos, Panther Coffee, Miami

Trevor Corlett, MadCap Coffee, Grand Rapids/Washington D.C.

Nora Brady, Kaldi’s Coffee, St. Louis

And your 2014 US Brewers Cup Finalists:

Jonathan Bonchak, Counter Culture, Durham

Todd Carmichael, La Colombe, Philadelphia

Anthony Auger, Kaldi’s Coffee, St. Louis

James Klapp, La Colombe, Philadelphia

Todd Goldsworthy, Klatch Coffee, Upland, Calif.

James Tooill, Argo Sons Coffee, Louisville

Finals for both events will be held on the fourth floor of the Washington State Convention Center throughout the day tomorrow, Sunday, April 27. The action begins at 10 a.m.


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I find this competition amazing. Especially since the coffee I make at home sucks pretty bad. These guys are legit. Thanks for sharing.

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