U.S. Brewers Cup Schedule, Round 1!

Original art by Greta Anne Romelfanger (appeared in the Feb/March 2011 issue of Barista Magazine)

Man oh man, has the Brewers Cup competition grown by leaps and bounds in the mere three years it’s been around or what? In the United States, we’ve enjoyed six exciting Regional Brewers Cup competitions this year, which have done nothing but show me how popular and relevant this coffee contest is. The six Regional Brewers Cup Champs will come together with an outstanding line-up of other competitors at the United States Brewers Cup competition in Boston at the SCAA this week.

Original art by Greta Anne Romelfanger (appeared in the Feb/March 2011 issue of Barista Magazine)

Original art by Greta Anne Romelfanger (appeared in the Feb/March 2011 issue of Barista Magazine)

 

The winner of this year’s United States Brewers Cup will travel to Melbourne, Australia, to represent the U.S. in the World Brewers Cup Championship. In 2012, U.S. Brewers Cup Champ Andy Sprenger missed winning the World championship by only half a point! So the United States has quite a reputation for excellence.

Andy Sprenger, 2011 & 2012 U.S. Brewers Cup Champ, shown here carrying his 2nd place trophy at the World Brewers Cup in Vienna, Austria, in 2012.

Andy Sprenger, 2011 & 2012 U.S. Brewers Cup Champ, shown here carrying his 2nd place trophy at the World Brewers Cup in Vienna, Austria, in 2012.

NOTES:
• Round 1 is the compulsory round, in which all competitors use the same mystery coffee.

• The six Regional Brewers Cup Champs compete in the compulsory round (unlike in the USBC, where the Regional Champs get a bye into the semifinal round)

• At 5:30 p.m. on Friday, the six finalists in the U.S. Brewers Cup will be announced.

• The finals round of the U.S. Brewers Cup will take place from 12–3 p.m. on Saturday, April 13

• The compulsory round will not be live streamed, but the final round will be.

Here is the schedule for Round 1—the Compulsory Round, in which all competitors brew using the same coffee—of the 2013 U.S. Brewers Cup:

Thursday, April 11

9:05 a.m.: Andy Kwon, Elabrew, Los Angeles

9: 05 a.m.: Christos Andrews, Tougo Coffee Co., Seattle

9:17 a.m.: Winston Harrison, Crema, Nashville

9:17 a.m.: Josip Drazenovich, Dallis Bros., New York

9:29 a.m.: Cole McBride, Visions, Seattle

9:29 a.m.: Dut Goodman, Safehouse Coffee & Tea, Griffin, Georgia

9:41 a.m.: Trevor Gruehn, Kickapoo Coffee, Viroqua, Wisconsin

9:41 a.m.: Phillip Ma, Ma’velous, San Francisco

9:53 a.m.: Erin McCarthy, Counter Culture, Brooklyn

9:53 a.m.: Zach Neuman, Cafe Helios, Raleigh, North Carolina

10:05 a.m.: Neil Oney, Trabant, Seattle

10:05 a.m.: Tommy Kim, Cafe Dulce, Los Angeles

10:17 a.m.: Dean Kallivrousis, Parisi Coffee, Kansas City

10:17 a.m.: Michael Cannon, Velton’s Coffee, Seattle

10:29 a.m.: Amanda Whitt, Everyman Espresso, New York

10:29 a.m.: Sean Stewart, Crema, Nashville

10:41 a.m.: Jared Gum, Olympia Coffee, Olympia, Washington

10:41 a.m.: Robert Reagan, Palace Coffee, Canyon, Texas

10:53 a.m.: Andrew Tucker-MacLeod, Batdorf & Bronson, Olympia, Washington

 

Friday, April 12

10:05 a.m.: Todd Goldsworthy, Klatch Coffee, Upland, California

10:05 a.m.: Dustin Demers, Stanza Coffee, San Francisco

10:17 a.m.: Jonathan Bonchak, Counter Culture, Durham, North Carolina

10:17 a.m.: Robbie Krask, Wormhole Coffee, Chicago

10:29 a.m.: Andrea Costa, Equal Exchange, Boston

10:29 a.m.: Jon Ferguson, Dogwood Coffee Co., Minneapolis

10:41 a.m.: Michael Greene, Lemonjello’s Coffee, Holland, Michigan

10:53 a.m.: Jonathan Aldrich, Houndstooth Coffee, Dallas

10:53 a.m.: Joshua Bonner, Stanza Coffee, San Francisco

11:05 a.m.: Sam Schroeder, Olympia Coffee, Olympia, Washington

11:05 a.m.: Brandon Paul Weaver, Slate Coffee, Seattle

11:17 a.m.: Judith Mandel, Peregrine Espresso, Washington, D.C.

11:17 a.m.: Jonathan Colon, HalfWit Coffee Roasters, Chicago

11:29 a.m.: Jordan Barber, Intelligentsia, New York

11:29 a.m.: Ryan Hall, Panther Coffee, Miami

11:41 a.m.: Alexandra LittleJohn, Verve Coffee, Los Angeles

11:41 a.m.: Charles Babinski, G&B, Los Angeles

11:53 a.m.: David Yake, Tony’s Coffee, Bellingham, Washington

 

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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.