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Meet your 2013 Big Central Regional Barista Competition finalists! These 12 world-class baristas have advanced to Finals Sunday at the BCRBC. They represent two distinct regions – 6 finalists for North Central, 6 finalists for South Central – which means we’ll have 2 new regional champions come Sunday evening. Watch @SprudgeLive on Twitter for up to the minute Twitter coverage from Kansas City. With no further ado, here’s the Delightful 12!

1. 9:45 Talya Strader, Bow Truss Coffee, Chicago – NORTH – @TalyaStrader @BowTruss

2. 10:04 Reagan Petrehn, Parisi Coffee, KCMO – SOUTH – R3GA0 @ParisiCoffee

3. 10:23 Josh Taves, Dogwood Coffee Company, MPLS – NORTH – @CoffeeUpHigh @DogwoodCoffee

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4. 10:42 David Fasman, Kaldi’s Coffee, St. Louis – SOUTH – @DavidFasman @Kaldis_Coffee

5. 11:01 Scott Lucey, Alterra Coffee Roasters, Milwaukee – NORTH – @ScottLucey @AlterraCoffee

6. 11:20 Nora Brady, Kaldi’s Coffee, St. Louis – SOUTH – @SnackPackBrady@Kaldis_Coffee

7. 11:39 Charlie Habegger, Intelligentsia Coffee & Tea, Chicago – NORTH – @BrainOfCharlie @Intelligentsia

8. 11:58 Jacque DesMarais, Kaldi’s Coffee, St. Louis – SOUTH – @JacqueDesMarais @Kaldis_Coffee

9. 12:17 Zaida Dedolph, HalfWit Coffee Roasters, Chicago – NORTH – @zzzzzaida @HalfWitCoffee

10. 12:36 Tyler Rovenstine, Oddly Correct Coffee, KCMO – SOUTH – @Trovenstine @OddlyCorrect

11. 12:55 Andy Atkinson, Intelligentsia Coffee & Tea, Chicago – NORTH – @BoomerBPA @Intelligentsia

12. 1:14 Pete Licata, Parisi Coffee, KCMO – SOUTH – @PeteLicata @ParisiCoffee

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Sprudge.com’s coverage from the 2013 Big Central Regional Barista Competition made possible by direct support from Kaldi’s Coffee, PT’s Coffee, and Nuova Simonelli.

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