United States Barista Championship

The United States Barista Championship (USBC) is a platform for baristas to enhance their espresso beverage making skills through an exciting and challenging competition.

In 15 minutes, the barista must prepare and serve espressos, cappuccinos, and a personally designed signature beverage for four sensory judges; all while being assessed on their preparation abilities by two technical judges.

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Road to the U.S. Barista Championship

This season, the road to USBC started at the CoffeeChamps Preliminaries. These member-driven events took place in 10 cities across the US! Competitors who placed in the Top 6 at these Preliminaries, earned a reserved spot at one of the 2 CoffeeChamps Qualifying Competitions. Held in Denver, CO and Nashville, TN, competitors who place in the top 18 at each qualifying event move on to USBC!  The Top 6 will move directly into the Semi-Finals Round, the next 12 competitors will advance to Round One.

The USBC Champion will go on to represent the USA at the World Barista Championship in Boston, MA April 11-14, 2019.

Questions? Email us at competitions@sca.coffee.

 

2019 COmpetitors

Ali Abderrahman   State Street Coffee/La Reunion — Dallas, TX

Ali Abderrahman

State Street Coffee/La Reunion — Dallas, TX

Douglas Park   Independent - Boston, MA

Douglas Park

Independent - Boston, MA

Hana Kaneshige   Counter Culture Coffee — Los Angeles, CA

Hana Kaneshige

Counter Culture Coffee — Los Angeles, CA

Kay Cheon   Dune Coffee Roasters - Santa Barbara, CA

Kay Cheon

Dune Coffee Roasters - Santa Barbara, CA

Samantha Spillman   Dillanos Coffee Roasters — Seattle, WA

Samantha Spillman

Dillanos Coffee Roasters — Seattle, WA

Rachel Diaz   Flatlands Coffee — Bowling Green, OH

Rachel Diaz

Flatlands Coffee — Bowling Green, OH

Sam Neely   Switchback Coffee Roasters — Colorado Springs, CO

Sam Neely

Switchback Coffee Roasters — Colorado Springs, CO

Andrea Allen   Onyx Coffee Lab — Springdale, AR

Andrea Allen

Onyx Coffee Lab — Springdale, AR

Ben Vollmar   Flatlands Coffee — Bowling Green, OH

Ben Vollmar

Flatlands Coffee — Bowling Green, OH

Dylan Siemens   Onyx Coffee Lab — Springdale, AR

Dylan Siemens

Onyx Coffee Lab — Springdale, AR

Isaiah Sheese   Archetype Coffee — Omaha, NE

Isaiah Sheese

Archetype Coffee — Omaha, NE

Matthew Barahura   Intelligentsia Coffee — San Diego, CA

Matthew Barahura

Intelligentsia Coffee — San Diego, CA

Milo DeGoosh   Bard Coffee — Portland, ME

Milo DeGoosh

Bard Coffee — Portland, ME

Raechel Hurd   Epoch Coffee — Austin, TX

Raechel Hurd

Epoch Coffee — Austin, TX

Samuel Schaefer   Stovetop Roasters — Ann Arbor, MI

Samuel Schaefer

Stovetop Roasters — Ann Arbor, MI

Elisabeth Johnson   Venture Coffee Co. - Seattle, WA

Elisabeth Johnson

Venture Coffee Co. - Seattle, WA

Juan Diaz   Black & White Coffee Roasters — Wake Forest, NC

Juan Diaz

Black & White Coffee Roasters — Wake Forest, NC

Meg Skop   Equator Coffees & Teas — San Rafael, CA

Meg Skop

Equator Coffees & Teas — San Rafael, CA

Morgan Eckroth   Tried & True Coffee Co. — Corvallis, OR

Morgan Eckroth

Tried & True Coffee Co. — Corvallis, OR

Rodrigo Vargas   Rival Bros Coffee Roasters — Philadelphia, PA

Rodrigo Vargas

Rival Bros Coffee Roasters — Philadelphia, PA


Equipment

Grinders: Grinder A: Mahlkonig EK43s/Mahlkonig EK43s & Grinder B: Mahlkonig Peak

Espresso Machine: Victoria Arduino Black Eagle 3 Group  

Baskets: VST 20g

Water: Global Customized Water