US Barista Championship Final Standings

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FINALS ROUND

1 Michael Phillips, Intelligentsia Coffee, Chicago, Illinois. SCORE: 701.5
2 Chris Baca, Verve Coffee Roasters, Santa Cruz, California. SCORE: 671.5
3 Devin Pedde, Intelligentsia Coffee, Los Angeles, California. SCORE: 646.5
4 Sarah Peterson, Verve Coffee Roasters, Santa Cruz, California. SCORE: 639
5 Charles Babinski, Intelligentsia Coffee, Chicago, Illinois. SCORE: 625.5
6 Mike Marquard, Kaldi’s Coffee Roasting Co., St. Louis, Missouri. SCORE: 614.5
SEMI‐FINAL ROUND

1 Chris Baca, Verve Coffee Roasters, Santa Cruz, California. SCORE: 709.5
2 Michael Phillips, Intelligentsia Coffee, Chicago, Illinois. SCORE: 707
3 Mike Marquard, Kaldi’s Coffee Roasting Co., St. Louis, Missouri. SCORE: 644.5
4 Sarah Peterson, Verve Coffee Roasters, Santa Cruz, California. SCORE: 642
5 Charles Babinski, Intelligentsia Coffee, Chicago, Illinois. SCORE: 642
6 Devin Pedde, Intelligentsia Coffee, Los Angeles, California. SCORE: 641.5
7 Pete Licata, Honolulu Coffee Roasters, Honolulu, Hawaii. SCORE: 639.5
8 Ryan Knapp, MadCap Coffee, Grand Rapids, Michigan. SCORE: 622
9 Lorenzo Perkins, Caffe Medici, Austin, Texas. SCORE: 620.5
10 Ryan Willbur, Intelligentsia Coffee, Los Angeles, California. SCORE: 617.5
11 Trevor Corlett, MadCap Coffee, Grand Rapids, Michigan. SCORE: 615
12 Nikolas Krankl, Taste Coffeehouse, Newtonville, Massachusetts. SCORE: 607
13 Jared Truby, Verve Coffee Roasters, Santa Cruz, California. SCORE: 607
14 Scott Lucey, Alterra Coffee Roasters, Milwaukee, Wisconsin. SCORE: 599
15 Robin Seitz, PT’s Coffee Co., Topeka, Kansas. SCORE: 593
16 Jordan Barber, Café Grumpy, Brooklyn, New York. SCORE: 590.5
17 Lem Butler, Counter Culture Coffee, Durham, North Carolina. SCORE: 580
18 Andrew Milstead, Urban Coffee Lounge, Kirkland, Washington. SCORE: 555
19 Jeremy Sterner, Peregrine Espresso, Washington, DC. SCORE: 544
20 Danielle Glasky, Stumptown Coffee, New York, New York. SCORE: 539
21 Jesse Bladyka, Coal Creek Coffee Co., Laramie, Wyoming. SCORE: 538.5
22 Joe Marrocco, Kaldi’s Coffee Roasting Co., St. Louis, Missouri. SCORE: 529.5
23 Greg Lefcourt, Ozo Coffee, Boulder, Colorado. SCORE: 528.5
24 Tyler Wells, FRANK, Austin, Texas. SCORE: 529.5
25 Laila Ghambari, BARISTA, Portland, Oregon. SCORE: 493.5

PRELIMINARY ROUND

1 Jared Truby, Verve Coffee Roasters, Santa Cruz, California. SCORE: 675.5
2 Robin Seitz, PT’s Coffee Company, Topeka, Kansas. SCORE: 643.5
3 Chris Baca, Verve Coffee Roasters, Santa Cruz, California. SCORE: 643.5
4 Ryan Willbur, Intelligentsia Coffee, Los Angeles, California. SCORE: 606
5 Devin Pedde, Intelligentsia Coffee, Los Angeles, California. SCORE: 597.5
6 Nikolas Krankl, Taste Coffeehouse, Newtonville, Massachusetts. SCORE: 597
7 Trevor Corlett, MadCap Coffee Roasters, Grand Rapids, Michigan. SCORE: 596
8 Sara Peterson, Verve Coffee Roasters, Santa Cruz, California. SCORE: 588
9 Joe Marrocco, Kaldi’s Coffee Roasting Co., St. Louis, Missouri. SCORE: 583
10 Scott Lucey, Alterra Coffee Roasters, Milwaukee, Wisconsin. SCORE: 582
11 Charles Babinski, Intelligentsia Coffee, Chicago, Illinois. SCORE: 578
12 Laila Ghambari, BARISTA, Portland, Oregon. SCORE: 565.5
13 Tyler Wells, FRANK, Austin, Texas. SCORE: 564
14 Jesse Bladyka, Coal Creek Coffee Co., Laramie, Wyoming. SCORE: 559.5
15 Andrew Milstead, Urban Coffee Lounge, Kirkland, Washington. SCORE: 535
16 Jordan Barber, Café Grumpy, Brooklyn, New York. SCORE: 532
17 Ryan Knapp, MadCap Coffee Roasters, Grand Rapids, Michigan. SCORE: 530
18 Gabriel Combs, Intelligentsia Coffee, Venice, California. SCORE: 527
19 Dustin Mattson, Octane Coffeebar, Atlanta, Georgia. SCORE: 526.5
20 David Delchamps, 1000 Faces, Athens, Georgia. SCORE: 522
21 Ian Shaughnessy, Olympia Coffee Roasters, Olympia, Washington. SCORE: 518.5
22 David Kwon, Avenue Coffee, Tucson, Arizona. SCORE: 517.5
23 Micah Svejda, Kaldi’s Coffee Roasting Co., St. Louis, Missouri. SCORE: 514
24 Erick Annonson, Chocolate Fish Coffee, Sacramento, California. SCORE: 512
25 Jonathon Meadows, White Rock Coffee, Dallas, Texas. SCORE: 510
26 Myra Jade Castillo, Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf, Glendale, California. SCORE: 509.5
27 Aaron Blanco, The Brown Coffee Co., San Antonio, Texas. SCORE: 506
28 Morgan Smith, PT’s Coffee Co., Topeka, Kansas. SCORE: 503.5
29 Byron Holcomb, Young Tree Coffee, Atlanta, Georgia. SCORE: 491
30 Kyle Baumann, Chocolate Fish Coffee, Sacramento, California. SCORE: 488.5
31 Jessica Brooks, Allegro Coffee Co., Thornton, Colorado. SCORE: 486.5
32 Matthew Barahura, Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf, San Diego, California. SCORE: 484
33 Chandler Rentz, Batdorf & Bronson Coffee Roasters, Atlanta, Georgia. SCORE: 479
34 Benza Lance, Temple Coffee, Sacramento, California. SCORE: 476.5
35 Sara Ziniewicz, Espresso Parts, Olympia, Washington. SCORE: 470.5
36 Isaiah Sheese, DoubleShot Coffee Co., Tulsa, Oklahoma. SCORE: 467
37 Chase Charifa, Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf, Glendale, California. SCORE: 466
38 Daniel Pabst, Mudhouse, Charlottesville, Virginia. SCORE: 465.5
39 Yiching Piquet, Caffe d’bolla, Salt Lake City, Utah. SCORE: 463
40 Charlotte Deason, Coffeehouse Northwest, Portland, Oregon. SCORE: 450
41 Colin Whitcomb, Alterra Coffee Roasters, Milwaukee, Wisconsin. SCORE: 449
42 Ashley Mascareno, Cartel Coffee Lab, Tempe, Arizona. SCORE: 441
43 Claire Cheney, Flat Black Coffee Co, Boston, Massachusetts. SCORE: 428
44 Bryan Arndt, Java on Sherman, Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. SCORE: 402.5
45 Carlos Garcia, Tierra Mia Coffee, South Gate, California. SCORE: 396.5
46 Laura Feldman, MadCap Coffee, Grand Rapids, Michigan. SCORE: 388
47 John Piquet, Caffe d’bolla, Salt Lake City, Utah. SCORE: 372
48 Nicole Mournian, Intelligentsia Coffee, Venice, California. SCORE: 491.5 DQ*
49 Robbie Britt, Espresso Parts, Olympia, Washington. SCORE: 490.5 DQ*
*A competitor disqualifies when their competition time exceeds 16 minutes

About the Author

Sarah

Sarah Allen is co-founder and editor of Barista Magazine, the international trade magazine for coffee professionals. A passionate advocate for baristas, quality, and the coffee community, Sarah has traveled widely to research stories, interact with readers, and present on a variety of topics affecting specialty coffee. She also loves animals, swimming, ice cream, and living in Portland, Oregon.