Man, that was intense! This was by far the most crazy good group of semifinalists that the United States Barista Championship has ever seen! So you can be sure these six finalists — who won their elite spots from a pool of 25 semifinalists — are gonna bring it tomorrow at the USBC finals, from noon-2:30 p.m.
In no particular order:
Sarah Peterson, Verve Coffee Roasters, Santa Cruz, California
Charles Babinski, Intellientsia Coffee, Chicago, Illinois
Mike Phillips, Intelligentsia Coffee, Chicago, Illinois
Mike Marquard, Kaldi’s Coffee, St. Louis, Missouri
Chris Baca, Verve Coffee Roasters, Santa Cruz, California
Devin Pedde, Intelligentsia Coffee, Los Angeles, California
TOMORROW’S GONNA ROCK!