The U.S. Coffee Championships took place on March 15-17, 2019 in Kansas City, Missouri. Nearly 200 coffee professionals from all over the country gathered to witness the final qualifying competition leading to the U.S. Coffee Championships, which will be held March 15, 2019 in Kansas City, MO. View the U.S. Champions and finalists for each of the 5 competitions – Barista, Brewers Cup, Coffee in Good Spirits, Cup Tasters, and Roaster – and the full rankings below.
The U.S. Coffee Champions will move on to the World Coffee Championships in Boston or Berlin later this year. There, they will represent the United States amongst a field of 65 sanctioned National Bodies all vying for the title of World Champion.
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U.S. Barista Championship
Samantha Spillman, Dillanos Coffee Roasters
Andrea Allen, Onyx Coffee Lab
T. Ben Fischer, Elixr Coffee Roasters
Dylan Siemens, Onyx Coffee Lab
Sam Neely, Switchback Coffee Roasters
Emily Orendorff, Boxcar Coffee Roasters
U.S. Brewers Cup
Kaley Gann, Messenger Coffee
Justin Goodhart, Sweet Bloom Coffee
Lance Hedrick, Onyx Coffee Lab
Jacob White, Bird Rock Coffee Roasters
Jennifer Hwang, Klatch Coffee
Chelsey Walker-Watson, Atlas Coffee Importers
U.S. Coffee In Good Spirits Championship
Matthew Foster, Kaldi's Coffee Roasting Co.
Samuel Schroeder, Olympia Coffee
Brodie Lewis, Madcap Coffee Company
Nathaneal Mehrens, Stay Golden
Joel Cronenberg, Provision Coffee
Dakota Graff, Onyx Coffee Lab
U.S. Cup Tasters Championship
Jen Apodaca, Royal Coffee
Summer Zhang, Onyx Coffee Lab
Samuel Gurel, Sovda Coffee
Helen Choi, Luce Avenue Coffee Roasters
Cameron Metzinger, Backyard Beans Coffee
Roman DeShong, Amethyst Coffee Co.
U.S. Roaster Championship
Shelby Williamson, Huckleberry Roasters
Hugh Moretta, La Colombe Coffee Roasters
Mark Boccard, Southdown Coffee
Janine Cundy, Joe Bean Coffee Roasters
Steve Cuevas, Black Oak Coffee Roasters
Eric Stone, Mudhouse Coffee Roasters