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Say Hello to the 2019 US Coffee Competition Champs

US Coffee Champions

The U.S. Coffee Championships took place this past weekend in Kansas City, Missouri, bringing hundreds of spirited specialty coffee professionals together to show off their skills and experimental approaches in brewing, tasting, roasting, booze-and-coffee mixing and barista-ing.

All competitors reached Kansas City through preliminary rounds locally and regionally, plus two main qualifying events that took place earlier this year in Denver and Nashville, respectively. Winners in each competition will be moving on to represent the United States in world championships being held in either Boston or Berlin, Germany, that will feature champions from 65 countries.

Without further ado, here are the 2019 U.S. Coffee Championships finals results:

US Barista Championship

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2019 U.S. Barista Championship Results

  1. Samantha Spillman, Dillanos Coffee Roasters
  2. Andrea Allen, Onyx Coffee Lab
  3. T. Ben Fischer, Elixr Coffee Roasters
  4. Dylan Siemens, Onyx Coffee Lab
  5. Sam Neely, Switchback Coffee Roasters
  6. Emily Orendorff, Boxcar Coffee Roasters

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2019 U.S. Roaster Championship Results

  1. Shelby Williamson, Huckleberry Roasters
  2. Hugh Moretta, La Colombe Coffee Roasters
  3. Mark Boccard, Southdown Coffee
  4. Janine Cundy, Joe Bean Coffee Roasters
  5. Steve Cuevas, Black Oak Coffee Roasters
  6. Eric Stone, Mudhouse Coffee Roasters
Brewers Cup

U.S. Coffee Championships photo.

2019 U.S. Brewers Cup Championship Results

  1. Kaley Gann, Messenger Coffee
  2. Justin Goodhart, Sweet Bloom Coffee
  3. Lance Hedrick, Onyx Coffee Lab
  4. Jacob White, Bird Rock Coffee Roasters
  5. Jennifer Hwang, Klatch Coffee
  6. Chelsey Walker-Watson, Atlas Coffee Importers
cup tasters

U.S. Coffee Championships photo.

2019 U.S. Cup Tasters Championship Results

  1. Jen Apodaca, Royal Coffee
  2. Summer Zhang, Onyx Coffee Lab
  3. Samuel Gurel, Sovda Coffee
  4. Helen Choi, Luce Avenue Coffee Roasters
  5. Cameron Metzinger, Backyard Beans Coffee
  6. Roman DeShong, Amethyst Coffee Co.

U.S. Coffee Championships photo.

2019 U.S. Coffee In Good Spirits Championship Results

  1. Matthew Foster, Kaldi’s Coffee Roasting Co.
  2. Samuel Schroeder, Olympia Coffee
  3. Brodie Lewis, Madcap Coffee Company
  4. Nathanael Mehrens, Stay Golden
  5. Joel Cronenberg, Provision Coffee
  6. Dakota Graff, Onyx Coffee Lab