The United States has three new U.S. coffee champions following three days of competitions coinciding with the annual Specialty Coffee Association of America Event at the World Congress Center in Atlanta, Ga.
Longtime barista competitor Lemuel Butler of Counter Culture Coffee has won the United States Barista Championship in his first USBC finals routine; Todd Goldsworthy of Klatch Coffee has won his second U.S. Brewers Cup championship (2014 was the other); and Tony Querio of Spyhouse Coffee has won the U.S. Roasters Championship.
Here are the complete standings of all three events, featuring an immensity of coffee talent.
2016 U.S. Barista Championship Standings
1st Place: Lemuel Butler — Counter Culture Coffee
2nd Place: Andrea Allen, Onyx Coffee Lab
3rd Place: Devin Chapman, La Colombe Coffee Roasters
4th Place: Samuel Lewontin, Everyman Espresso
5th Place: Trevor Corlett, Madcap Coffee
6th Place: Sam Schroeder, Olympia Coffee Roasting Co.
2016 U.S. Brewers Cup Standings
1st Place: Todd Goldsworthy — Klatch Coffee
2nd Place: James Tooill — La Colombe Coffee
3rd Place: Alexander Choppin, Olympia Coffee Roasting Co.
4th Place: Blair Smith, Augie’s Coffee
5th Place: Erich Rosenberg, Novo Coffee
6th Place: Justin Goodhart, Sweet Bloom Coffee Roasters
2016 U.S. Roaster Championship Standings
1st PlaceTony Querio — Spyhouse Coffee
2nd Place: Kyle Belinger — Neat Coffee
3rd Place: Eric Stone — Mudhouse Coffee Roasters
4th Place: Austin Amento — Augie’s Coffee
5th Place: Brandon Despain — Caffe Ibis
6th Place: James Spano — Cup to Cup Coffee Roasters
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