It's here! A day we've been buzzing about here at Sprudge HQ since last May, when we announced open registration and a distinguished panel of judges for the 2016 Coffee Masters Tournament at the New York Coffee Festival. Now the 16 competitors for the competition have been revealed, and we'll be watching them all come September in Manhattan.
Let's meet the global roster of competitors, and check out the videos they submitted as part of the selection process. Notable first-timers include Erika Lee Vonie of Variety Coffee, Michael Butterworth of Quills Coffee, and Rie Hanao from Koppi; returning victory threats include Yuko Inoue of Timberyard (2nd overall at the 2016 London Coffee Masters), Nick Mabey of Assembly Coffee, and Reef Bessette of Saint Frank.
Gotta catch 'em all!
REPRESENTING: CARAVAN COFFEE ROASTERS
REPRESENTING: ASSEMBLY COFFEE
REPRESENTING: ONA COFFEE
REPRESENTING: BLUE BOTTLE COFFEE
REPRESENTING: QUILLS COFFEE
REPRESENTING: CLIMPSON & SONS
REPRESENTING: SAINT FRANK COFFEE
REPRESENTING: IN GOOD COMPANY
ERIKA LEE VONIE
REPRESENTING: VARIETY COFFEE ROASTERS
REPRESENTING: CORVUS COFFEE
REPRESENTING: ONYX COFFEE LAB
REPRESENTING: TOBY'S ESTATE
OMAR MAAGAARD HOSSAIN
REPRESENTING: BROWNSVILLE ROASTERS
The 2016 New York Coffee Festival happens September 16th-18th at the 69th Regent Armory in Manhattan. More information is available at the official NYCCF website.