What a weekend it has been in Rancho Cucamonga, California! Three days of intense coffee competition inside Klatch Coffee’s lab and roastery across three stages has come to an end. 70 coffee professionals came Inland this weekend to take part in the three events that took place—the US Barista Championship, US Brewers Cup, and US Cup Tasters—each hoping to win their competition and earn the right to represent the United States in their respective World Coffee Championship.

But in the end, there could only be three to do so. After multiple rounds of competition, some truly exceptional coffees, and a very high level of artistry, the dust has settled and we have three new champions.

There’s still so much to digest from the weekend and we’re sure to do that and share what we gleaned here on Sprudge, but now is not the moment for reflection. It’s a moment for celebrating all the hard work of the winners and the Finalists and all 70 folks who competed. So without any further ado, here are the winners of the 2024 US Coffee Championships.

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Sprudge’s coverage of the 2024 US Barista Championship in Rancho Cucamonga is presented in partnership with Third Wave Water

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Barista Championship

Winner: Frank La (he/him) – Be Bright Coffee – Log Angeles, CA

Runner-Up: Morgan Eckroth (they/she) – Onyx Coffee Lab – Portland, OR

3rd: Jason Yeo (he/him) – Saint Frank Coffee – San Francisco, CA
4th: Kay Cheon (he/him) – Dune Coffee – Santa Barbara, CA
5th: Rafael Levy Diner (he/him) – Onyx Coffee Lab – Rogers, AR
6th: Meg Skop (she/her) – The Coffee Movement – San Francisco, CA

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Brewers Cup

Winner: Weihong Zhang (he/him) – BlendIn Coffee Club – Houston, TX

Runner-Up: Peace Sakulclanuwat (she/her) – Coffee Project NY – New York, NY

3rd: Pack Katisomsakul (he/him) – Newbery Street Coffee Roasters – Boston, MA
4th: Hugo Cano (he/him) – Amberson Coffee – Indianapolis, IN
5th: Andy Sprenger (he/him) – Sweet Bloom Coffee Roasters – Lakewood, CO
6th: Marc Chiusano (he/him) – Flux Coffee – Farmingdale, NY

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Cup Tasters

Winner: Mehmet Sogan (he/him) – Memli Coffee Lab – San Diego, CA

Runner-Up: Tom Bomford (he/him) – Black Fox Coffee – New York, NY

3rd: Ryan Sullivan (he/him) – Mostra Coffee – San Diego, CA
4th: Sean Coyne (he/him) – Brio Coffeeworks – Burlington, VT

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