US Coffee Championship: Nashville Qualifier Finalists

This past week was a pretty exciting week in the world of specialty coffee. The US Coffee Championships: Nashville Qualifier took place. Baristas, roasters, coffee enthusiasts, cuppers, etc. competed in 5 different coffee-related events to earn a spot at the US Coffee Champs. The winners of the US Coffee Champs will go on to represent the US at the World Coffee Champs.

Below are the top three finishers in each competition.

Barista Qualifier, title-sponsored by Pacific Barista Series:

1. Sam Spillman, Dillanos Coffee Roasters, Seattle, WA

2. Chelsea Kallman, Stay Golden Coffee Co, Nashville, TN

3. Avery Leith, Huckleberry Roasters, Denver, CO

Brewers Cup Qualifier, title-sponsored by Curtis:

1. Elika Liftee, Onyx Coffee Lab, Rogers, AR

2. Jennifer Hwang, Klatch Coffee, Los Angeles, CA

3. Ben Phillips, Stumptown Coffee, Brooklyn, NY

Cup Tasters Qualifier, title-sponsored by Technivorm:

1. Chelsea Thoumsin, Independent, Durham NV

2. Jeff Mooney, Folly Coffee Roasters, Minneapolis, MN

3. Kim Nguyen, Intelligentsia Coffee, Chicago, IL

Coffee In Good Spirits Qualifier, title-sponsored by Faema:

1. Sam Schroeder, Olympia Coffee Seattle, WA

2. MiMo, Sey Coffee Brooklyn, NY

3. Jalen Kelly, Kaldi’s Coffee Roasting Co, St. Louis, MO

Roaster Qualifier, title-sponsored by Savor Brands:

1. Ross Bryant, Boxcar Coffee, Roasters Boulder, CO

2. Jeremy Moore, Bonlife Coffee Roasters, Cleveland, TN

3. Evan Inatome, Elixr Coffee, Philadelphia, PA


For the complete list of results, check them out here:

US Coffee Champs: Nashville Qualifier Results


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