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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