US Barista Championship Final Standings

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FINALS ROUND

1 Michael Phillips, Intelligentsia Coffee, Chicago, Illinois. SCORE: 701.5
2 Chris Baca, Verve Coffee Roasters, Santa Cruz, California. SCORE: 671.5
3 Devin Pedde, Intelligentsia Coffee, Los Angeles, California. SCORE: 646.5
4 Sarah Peterson, Verve Coffee Roasters, Santa Cruz, California. SCORE: 639
5 Charles Babinski, Intelligentsia Coffee, Chicago, Illinois. SCORE: 625.5
6 Mike Marquard, Kaldi’s Coffee Roasting Co., St. Louis, Missouri. SCORE: 614.5
SEMI FINAL ROUND

1 Chris Baca, Verve Coffee Roasters, Santa Cruz, California. SCORE: 709.5
2 Michael Phillips, Intelligentsia Coffee, Chicago, Illinois. SCORE: 707
3 Mike Marquard, Kaldi’s Coffee Roasting Co., St. Louis, Missouri. SCORE: 644.5
4 Sarah Peterson, Verve Coffee Roasters, Santa Cruz, California. SCORE: 642
5 Charles Babinski, Intelligentsia Coffee, Chicago, Illinois. SCORE: 642
6 Devin Pedde, Intelligentsia Coffee, Los Angeles, California. SCORE: 641.5
7 Pete Licata, Honolulu Coffee Roasters, Honolulu, Hawaii. SCORE: 639.5
8 Ryan Knapp, MadCap Coffee, Grand Rapids, Michigan. SCORE: 622
9 Lorenzo Perkins, Caffe Medici, Austin, Texas. SCORE: 620.5
10 Ryan Willbur, Intelligentsia Coffee, Los Angeles, California. SCORE: 617.5
11 Trevor Corlett, MadCap Coffee, Grand Rapids, Michigan. SCORE: 615
12 Nikolas Krankl, Taste Coffeehouse, Newtonville, Massachusetts. SCORE: 607
13 Jared Truby, Verve Coffee Roasters, Santa Cruz, California. SCORE: 607
14 Scott Lucey, Alterra Coffee Roasters, Milwaukee, Wisconsin. SCORE: 599
15 Robin Seitz, PT’s Coffee Co., Topeka, Kansas. SCORE: 593
16 Jordan Barber, Café Grumpy, Brooklyn, New York. SCORE: 590.5
17 Lem Butler, Counter Culture Coffee, Durham, North Carolina. SCORE: 580
18 Andrew Milstead, Urban Coffee Lounge, Kirkland, Washington. SCORE: 555
19 Jeremy Sterner, Peregrine Espresso, Washington, DC. SCORE: 544
20 Danielle Glasky, Stumptown Coffee, New York, New York. SCORE: 539
21 Jesse Bladyka, Coal Creek Coffee Co., Laramie, Wyoming. SCORE: 538.5
22 Joe Marrocco, Kaldi’s Coffee Roasting Co., St. Louis, Missouri. SCORE: 529.5
23 Greg Lefcourt, Ozo Coffee, Boulder, Colorado. SCORE: 528.5
24 Tyler Wells, FRANK, Austin, Texas. SCORE: 529.5
25 Laila Ghambari, BARISTA, Portland, Oregon. SCORE: 493.5

PRELIMINARY ROUND

1 Jared Truby, Verve Coffee Roasters, Santa Cruz, California. SCORE: 675.5
2 Robin Seitz, PT’s Coffee Company, Topeka, Kansas. SCORE: 643.5
3 Chris Baca, Verve Coffee Roasters, Santa Cruz, California. SCORE: 643.5
4 Ryan Willbur, Intelligentsia Coffee, Los Angeles, California. SCORE: 606
5 Devin Pedde, Intelligentsia Coffee, Los Angeles, California. SCORE: 597.5
6 Nikolas Krankl, Taste Coffeehouse, Newtonville, Massachusetts. SCORE: 597
7 Trevor Corlett, MadCap Coffee Roasters, Grand Rapids, Michigan. SCORE: 596
8 Sara Peterson, Verve Coffee Roasters, Santa Cruz, California. SCORE: 588
9 Joe Marrocco, Kaldi’s Coffee Roasting Co., St. Louis, Missouri. SCORE: 583
10 Scott Lucey, Alterra Coffee Roasters, Milwaukee, Wisconsin. SCORE: 582
11 Charles Babinski, Intelligentsia Coffee, Chicago, Illinois. SCORE: 578
12 Laila Ghambari, BARISTA, Portland, Oregon. SCORE: 565.5
13 Tyler Wells, FRANK, Austin, Texas. SCORE: 564
14 Jesse Bladyka, Coal Creek Coffee Co., Laramie, Wyoming. SCORE: 559.5
15 Andrew Milstead, Urban Coffee Lounge, Kirkland, Washington. SCORE: 535
16 Jordan Barber, Café Grumpy, Brooklyn, New York. SCORE: 532
17 Ryan Knapp, MadCap Coffee Roasters, Grand Rapids, Michigan. SCORE: 530
18 Gabriel Combs, Intelligentsia Coffee, Venice, California. SCORE: 527
19 Dustin Mattson, Octane Coffeebar, Atlanta, Georgia. SCORE: 526.5
20 David Delchamps, 1000 Faces, Athens, Georgia. SCORE: 522
21 Ian Shaughnessy, Olympia Coffee Roasters, Olympia, Washington. SCORE: 518.5
22 David Kwon, Avenue Coffee, Tucson, Arizona. SCORE: 517.5
23 Micah Svejda, Kaldi’s Coffee Roasting Co., St. Louis, Missouri. SCORE: 514
24 Erick Annonson, Chocolate Fish Coffee, Sacramento, California. SCORE: 512
25 Jonathon Meadows, White Rock Coffee, Dallas, Texas. SCORE: 510
26 Myra Jade Castillo, Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf, Glendale, California. SCORE: 509.5
27 Aaron Blanco, The Brown Coffee Co., San Antonio, Texas. SCORE: 506
28 Morgan Smith, PT’s Coffee Co., Topeka, Kansas. SCORE: 503.5
29 Byron Holcomb, Young Tree Coffee, Atlanta, Georgia. SCORE: 491
30 Kyle Baumann, Chocolate Fish Coffee, Sacramento, California. SCORE: 488.5
31 Jessica Brooks, Allegro Coffee Co., Thornton, Colorado. SCORE: 486.5
32 Matthew Barahura, Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf, San Diego, California. SCORE: 484
33 Chandler Rentz, Batdorf & Bronson Coffee Roasters, Atlanta, Georgia. SCORE: 479
34 Benza Lance, Temple Coffee, Sacramento, California. SCORE: 476.5
35 Sara Ziniewicz, Espresso Parts, Olympia, Washington. SCORE: 470.5
36 Isaiah Sheese, DoubleShot Coffee Co., Tulsa, Oklahoma. SCORE: 467
37 Chase Charifa, Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf, Glendale, California. SCORE: 466
38 Daniel Pabst, Mudhouse, Charlottesville, Virginia. SCORE: 465.5
39 Yiching Piquet, Caffe d’bolla, Salt Lake City, Utah. SCORE: 463
40 Charlotte Deason, Coffeehouse Northwest, Portland, Oregon. SCORE: 450
41 Colin Whitcomb, Alterra Coffee Roasters, Milwaukee, Wisconsin. SCORE: 449
42 Ashley Mascareno, Cartel Coffee Lab, Tempe, Arizona. SCORE: 441
43 Claire Cheney, Flat Black Coffee Co, Boston, Massachusetts. SCORE: 428
44 Bryan Arndt, Java on Sherman, Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. SCORE: 402.5
45 Carlos Garcia, Tierra Mia Coffee, South Gate, California. SCORE: 396.5
46 Laura Feldman, MadCap Coffee, Grand Rapids, Michigan. SCORE: 388
47 John Piquet, Caffe d’bolla, Salt Lake City, Utah. SCORE: 372
48 Nicole Mournian, Intelligentsia Coffee, Venice, California. SCORE: 491.5 DQ*
49 Robbie Britt, Espresso Parts, Olympia, Washington. SCORE: 490.5 DQ*
*A competitor disqualifies when their competition time exceeds 16 minutes

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11 Comments

  1. i know this person, shes my old client im glad she passed
    12 Laila Ghambari, BARISTA, Portland, Oregon. SCORE: 565.5
    congrats

  2. A very rare event indeed, but in Asia, specially South-Eastern part, short courses are offered, whether you are just a hobbyist, or someone who wants to get a job in coffee shop. Cool thing to know that if there are BARTENDING Competitions for alcoholic cocktails, we now have Barista competitions to the World’s famous antioxidant “the Coffee”.

  3. Wow, There is actually someone competing for being a barista. Is it hard to be a barista? What skills are needed? Can working at Starbucks help?

  4. It is surprising to see so many people participating, but with the interest in Coffee at an all-time high it is then understandable that the participation is so intense. . We are always looking for new ideas when we are travelling with what we do with our website http://www.mycover.com.au and through this activity we have had the good fortune to visit many countries and expand our knowledge on the promotion of ideas for a common interest and particularly related to lifestyle and entertainment, which is a key interest for us. Through travel we have met many new friends and by keeping in contact we have been able to gain further knowledge and understanding of what is a very complex and interesting subject. It is a credit to all who have the opportunity to travel worldwide that there is within this a group of dedicated individuals who can take such an interest in such a worthwhile objective such as the common sharing of knowledge for the improvement of Coffee making through these activities. We do appreciate what you have offered by way of ideas and hope these are of interest to our friends and associates also. Best regards, David Brown

  5. @June: why are you asking? Are you going to join with them?
    Actually I did not hear about this competition even once! A lot of competition! Very amazing. . .

  6. A while back I trained as a barista at a Costa branch in Cardiff, Wales. I was really surprised how much detail goes into making a really good cup of coffee. I spent one whole year working the on the coffees and I confess I really enjoyed it. I do think it is worthy of a contest and would love to have been at this event.
    Todd Carter

  7. I am totally amazed there is so much competition for the barista championship. I never even knew there was such a contest actually. I wonder if they have this in the UK where I live?

    June
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