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Alexis Hide

Alexis Hide
BGA Level 1 and 2
Caffe Vita Coffee Roasting
Seattle, WA, USA

Amanda Whitt

Amanda Whitt
Big East Brewers Cup-2013, US Brewers Cup 2012, NE Brewers Cup 2012
Hotel Belmar
Monteverde, Costa Rica

Andrew Gomez

Andrew Gomez
Barista level 1, IDP
Wilbur Curtis
Long Beach, CA, USA


Anna Sutkowski

Anna Sutkowski
Metropolis Coffee
Denver, CO, USA

Ayla Harker

Ayla Harker
Barista at TED 2013
Matchstick Coffee
Vancouver, BC, Canada

Ben Blake

Ben Blake


Brandon Paul Weaver

Brandon Paul Weaver
BGA level 1, Lead Instructor Certified, NWRBC and NWRBrC (won) 2012 Seattle, USBrC 2013 (6th place) Boston, BWRBC LA and Palm Desert 2013/4, USBC 2015 (semi-finalist)
Matte and Gloss
Seattle, WA, USA

Christopher Rogers

Christopher Rogers
Elysian Coffee Roasters
Vancouver, BC, Canada

Cole McBride

Cole McBride
2nd USBC 2015, level 2 bGa
PublicUs
Las Vegas, NV, USA


Connor Clarke
Communications Coordinator
World Coffee Events

cruz conrad

Cruz Conrad
Barista Trainer at Pachamama Coffee Cooperative. Director of Cafe Operations for flagship store in Davis & Sacramento cafe.

Danielle Neilson Level One Barista certification, 2015 Fresh Cup RoasteryVancouver/Surrey, British Columbia, Canada

Danielle Neilson
Level One Barista certification, 2015
Fresh Cup Roastery Vancouver/Surrey, BC, Canada


Darcy Wells

Darcy Wells
CP Level 1
Blue Bottle
Los Angeles, CA USA

Eli Kalen

Eli Kalen
SCAA LEAD INSTRUCTOR
OZO COFFEE COMPANY
Boulder, CO USA

Ellen Terry BGA 1 Starbucks, Seattle, WA

Ellen Terry
BGA 1
Starbucks
Seattle, WA, USA


Ethan Coté

Ethan Coté
Brewer’s Cup – Minneapolis 2014
Madcap Coffee Company
Grand Rapids, MI, USA

George Giannakis

George Giannakis
2006 BC Regionals + Canadian Nationals, 2007 BC Regionals
Revolver
Vancouver, BC, Canada

Ger O'Donahoe

Ger O’Donahoe
AST Barista & Brewing modules
First Draft Coffee
Dublin, Ireland, UK


Jennifer Custard Jarosz

Jennifer Custard Jarosz
BGA level 1. Coffee Masters NYC 2015
Intelligentsia Coffee
Brooklyn, NY, USA

James Draper Event Services Coordinator World Coffee Events

James Draper
Event Services Coordinator
World Coffee Events

Jonathan Paul Doerr

Jonathan Paul Doerr
BGA Level 1 Barista, 6th Place 2014 SW Regional, 2014 US Barista Championship Competitor
La Marzocco USA
Seattle, WA, USA


Kathryn Dandyk

Kathryn Dandyk
Matchstick Coffee
Vancouver, BC, Canada

Lorenzo Perkins

Lorenzo Perkins
BGA Level 2, Specialized Lead Instructor, USBC Finalist 2011
Fleet Coffee
Austin, TX, USA

Mallory Leicht

Mallory Leicht
SCAA Lead Instructor / BGA Level 1 / SCAA Competitors Committee Member & Head Judge, beginning June 2014 / USBC and Regional judge, annually since 2012 / Nordic Barista Cup volunteer/assistant, Copenhagen in August 2012 and Oslo in 2013
The Coffee Ethic / Cherry Picker
Springfield


Matt Scott

Matthew Scott
BGA Level 2, SCAA Lead Instructor/Examiner
Lemonjello’s Coffee
Holland, MI, USA

Matt Slater

Matt Slater
International Re:co Symposium Director
World Coffee Events

Melody Lu SCAE Barista Level 1 & 2 certification (completed in 2013). Champion of Canadian Cup Tasters Championship in 2011. 3rd Place in both Taiwan’s Barista Championship and Brewers Cup Championship in 2104 Single Origin Espresso & Roast Taipei City, Taiwan

Melody Lu
SCAE Barista Level 1 & 2 certification (completed in 2013). Champion of Canadian Cup Tasters Championship in 2011. 3rd Place in both Taiwan’s Barista Championship and Brewers Cup Championship in 2104
Single Origin Espresso & Roast
Taipei City, Taiwan


Nik Virrey

Nik Virrey

Porsha Zanjani

Porsha Zanjani
Stealth Coffee Systems
Vancouver, BC Canada

Rusty Angel

Rusty Angell
BGA Level 2
BUNN-O-MATIC
Mocksville, NC USA


Ryan Fisher

Ryan Fisher
I have competed in both Brewers and Barista comps and have advanced to nationals. I also took 2nd at the recent Coffee Masters in NYC. We have also done well in the Good Food awards as a roastery.
Commonwealth Coffee
Denver, CO, USA

Ryan Willbur

Ryan Willbur
La Marzocco Market Development Specialist, Seattle, WA USBC semi-finalist (2006-2011), 2009 WRBC 3rd place, 2009 USBC 4th place, 2010 WRBC 2nd place, and 2011 NWRBC 2nd place. USBC head judge (2014 to present), 2014 WBC Coach Team USA, WBC Certified Judge, and USCC Committee Member (2014 to present). BGA Level 2, IDP certified, SCAA Lead Instructor.
La Marzocco USA
Seattle, WA, USA

Ryan Wojton

Ryan Wojton
Brewers Cup Regional 2014, Barista Comp Big Central 2015
MADCAP COFFEE Company
Grand Rapids, MI, USA


Samuel Smith SCAA Barista Level 1 Topeca Coffee Roasters Tulsa, OK, USA

Samuel Smith
SCAA Barista Level 1
Topeca Coffee Roasters
Tulsa, OK, USA

Sarah Posma

Sarah Posma
BGA Level 2 barista, SCAA Lead instructor, Level 2 credentialed examiner, SCAA specialized instructor
Arctic Sweets
Fairbanks, AK, USA

Sarah Higgens 1 classes away from completeing BGA L1 ; Completion of BGE Brewing Foundation Menotti's Coffee Venice

Sarah Higgens
1 classes away from completeing BGA L1 ; Completion of BGE Brewing Foundation
Menotti’s Coffee
Venice


Scott Callendar

Scott Callendar

Selina Viguera BGA Level 1 Certified, IDP Certified Blue Bottle Coffee Los Angeles, CA, USA

Selina Viguera
BGA Level 1 Certified, IDP Certified
Blue Bottle Coffee
Los Angeles, CA, USA

Spencer Viehweger

Spencer Viehweger
Spencer Viehweger
Barista TED 2014
Founder of Matchstick
Vancouver, BC, Canada


Talya Strader

Talya Strader
Level 1, IDP cert, many comps since 2008
Equator Coffees & Teas
Oakland, CA, USA

Taylor Sullivan

Taylor Sullivan
Barista Level 1 Certification
Olam Specialty Coffee
Cotati, CA, USA

Tovara Salley

Tovara Salley
SCAA Instructor, BGA Level 1 Barista, Brewed for TED Women 2015 and TED Vancouver 2014
Equator Coffees and Teas
San Francisco, CA, USA


Trevor Corlett

Trevor Corlett
CEO & Co-Founder of Madcap Coffee Company Barista competitor since 2009 (top 6 in the USBC three times) Winner of the 1st Annual SCAA TNT Latte Art Competition 2010 SCAA Specialized Instructor BGA Level 1 & Level 2 Certified, Past Chair of the Barista Guild of America, Awarded the 2014 SCAA Service to the Association award, Named one of the most influential people in the beverage industry in 2013 by Imbibe Magazine
Madcap Coffee Company
Washington, DC, USA

Tristan Mapstone

Tristan Mapstone
Volunteered at last Vancouver TED, 6th at Canadian Nationals 2013(2nd at regionals)
Victoria

Valorie Clark

Valorie Clark


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Zekarias Thompson