Welcome to the inaugural event of the 2014 United States Barista Championship season. We’re in Minneapolis, Minnesota for the 2014 Big Central Regional Barista Competition, hosted by Cafe Imports and Wilbur Curtis Co. Your livestream for the weekend is here, and please follow @SprudgeLive on Twitter for up-to-the-second live coverage of the event. It is our pleasure to serve you as official media partners of the Specialty Coffee Association of America.

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Day One – Friday, October 25, 2013 – 20 Competitors

1. 10:45AM Amy Nelson, Spyhouse Coffee, MPLS @SpyhouseCoffee @touchof_flair

2. 11:04AM Bud Patterson, Kaldi’s Coffee, St. Louis @Kaldis_Coffee @BudPatterson86

3. 11:23AM Jackson O’Brien, Peace Coffee, MPLS @sprobeforebros @Peace_Coffee

4. 11:42AM Andrea Allen, Onyx Coffee Lab, Springdale, Arkansas @OnyxCoffeeLab

5. 12:01PM Jordan Hubred, Parka, MPLS @parkampls @jmhubred

6. 12:20PM Lorenzo Perkins, Cuvee Coffee, Austin @cuveecoffee @LorenzoPerkins

7. 12:39PM Benjamin Merrick, Sump Coffee, St. Louis @sumpcoffee

8. 12:58PM Simeon Bricker, The Roasterie, KCMO @TheRoasterie @SimBricks

9. 1:17PM Lindsay Bailey, HalfWit Coffee, CHI @HalfWitCoffee

10. 1:36PM Brenna Kail, Intelligentsia Coffee, CHI @Intelligentsia

11. 1:55PM Josh Wismans, Colectivo Coffee, Milwaukee @ColectivoCoffee

12. 2:14PM Blair Bachman, Victory 44, MPLS @Victory_44

13. 2:33PM Talya StraderBow Truss Coffee, CHI @BowTruss @TalyaStrader

14. 2:52PM Laura Clark, Latteland Espresso & Tea, KCMO @LattelandKC @azn_barista

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15. 3:11PM Sam BrownStone Creek Coffee, Milwaukee @stonecreekcoffe

16. 3:30PM Andrew Grassmick, MADCAP Coffee, Grand Rapids @angentpilgrim @madcapcoffee

17. 3:49PM Joshua Longsdorf, Anthology Coffee, Detroit @anthologycoffee @JoshuaLongsdorf

18. 4:08PM Eric Faust, Duluth Coffee, Duluth, MN @duluthcoffee @duluthcoffeeguy

19. 4:27PM Helena Shanks, River Rock Coffee, St. Peter, MN @riverrockcoffee @HelenaShanks

20. 4:46PM Shannon Steele-Knuckles, Passion House Coffee, CHI @passionhousecr @steeleknuckles


Day Two – Saturday, October 26, 2013 – 18 Competitors

21. 11:45AM Andrew McCaslin, Palace Coffee, Canyon, TX @palacecoffee

22. 12:04PM David BuehrerBlacksmith, Houston @Bl4cksmith @greenwaybarista

23. 12:23PM Nora Brady, Blueprint Coffee, St. Louis @BlueprintCoffee @snackpackbrady

24. 12:42PM T. Ben Fischer, Stone Creek Coffee, Milwaukee @stonecreekcoffe @TBenFischer

25. 1:01PM Daniel Schornagel, Kaldi’s Coffee, St. Louis @Kaldis_Coffee

26. 1:20PM Brian Ensminger, Bow Truss Coffee, CHI @BowTruss @ensmingerbrianm

27. 1:39PM Keith Mrotek, Dogwood Coffee Bar, MPLS @DogwoodCoffee

28. 1:58PM Bryan Kegley Coffea Roasterie, Sioux Falls, SD @coffea

29. 2:17PM Tyler Rovenstine, Oddly Correct Coffee, KCMO @oddlycorrect @TRovenstine

30. 2:36PM Steve Replogle, Coffee Hound, Bloomington @CoffeeHoundIL

31. 2:55PM Jonathan Miller, MADCAP Coffee, Grand Rapids @madcapcoffee

32. 3:14PM Jesse Raub, Intelligentsia Coffee, CHI @Intelligentsia @jesseraub

33. 3:33PM Lucas BeckenLatteland Espresso & Tea, KCMO @LattelandKC

34. 3:52PM Michael Comerford IIIColectivo Coffee, Milwaukee @ColectivoCoffee

35. 4:11PM Matthew Piva, Sump Coffee, St. Louis @sumpcoffee

36. 4:30PM Esther Versteeg, Coffea Roasterie, Sioux Falls @coffea

37. 4:49PM Matthew Scott, Lemonjello’s Coffee, Holland, MI @lemonjellos

38. 5:08PM Mike Marquard, Blueprint Coffee, St. Louis @BlueprintCoffee @mikenorth


Day Three – Sunday, October 27, 2013 – 4 Competitors

39. 11:45AM Josh Taves, Dogwood Coffee, MPLS @DogwoodCoffee

40. 12:04PM David Fasman, Kaldi’s Coffee, St. Louis @Kaldis_Coffee @DavidFasman

41. 12:23PM Patrick Burns, Palace Coffee, Canyon, TX @palacecoffee

42. 12:42PM Trevor Gruehn, Kickapoo Coffee, Madison, WI @kickapoocoffee @thuglife4000

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