Big Central Barista Competition Finalists!

The Big Central is Big Time exciting! With two regionals for the price of one (South Central and North Central) the audience gathered at the event hosted by PT’s Coffee and Kaldi’s Coffee will get to watch not 6 finalists, but 12 finalists from all around this great region, er, regions, tomorrow in Kansas City! Here is the schedule of the finalists. Not in KC? Then watch online at livestream HERE!

9:45 a.m.

NC finalist #1: Tayla Strader, Bow Truss Coffee, Chicago

10:05 a.m.

SC finalist #1: Reagan Petrehn, Parisi Coffee, Kansas City

10:24 a.m.

NC finalist #2: Josh Taves, Dogwood Coffee Co., Minneapolis

10:42 a.m.

SC finalist #2: David Fasman, Kaldi’s Coffee, St. Louis

11 a.m.

NC finalist #3: Scott Lucey, Alterra, Milwaukee

11:20 a.m.

SC finalist #3: Nora Brady, Kaldi’s Coffee, St. Louis

11:40 a.m.

NC finalist #4: Charlie Habegger, Intelligentsia,Chicago

11:58 a.m.

SC finalist #4: Jacque DesMarais, Kaldi’s Coffee, St. Louis

12:15 .m.

NC finalist #5: Zaida Dedolph, Halfwit Coffee, Chicago


SC finalist #5: Tyler Rovenstine, Oddly Correct, Kansas City

12:55 a.m.

NC finalist #6: Andy Atkinson, Intelligentsia, Chicago

1:14 p.m.

SC finalist #6: Pete Licata, Parisi Coffee, Kansas City

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