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Lemuel Butler, the New Winner of U.S Barista Championship 2016


The first competitive 4 days of U.S Barista Championship has come to its end. We are here to announce that Lemuel Butler, a Customer Support Representative at Counter Culture Coffee in Durham, North Carolina, has won the 2016 United States Barista Championship.

Now, Lemuel aims to represent the United States at the 2016 World Barista Championship in Dublin, Ireland, happening June 23rd-25th. Along with his fancy regaae-styled hair, we hope to see his next remarkable demonstration by then!

Here is the final list of champions from 3 competitions including the USBC at SCAA 2016:


Brewers Cup Winner, Todd Goldsworthy(left) / Roaster Champsionship Winner, Tony Querio(middle) / Barista Championship Winner,Lemuel Butler(right)

U.S. Barista Championship 2016 Ranks

1st Lemuel Butler(Counter Culture Coffee, Raleigh, NC)
2nd Andrea Allen(Onyx Coffee Lab, Fayetteville, AR)
3rd Devin Chapman(La Colombe, Los Angeles, CA)
4th Samuel Lewontin(Everyman Espresso, New York, NY)
5th Trevor Corlett(Madcap Coffee, Washington D.C.)
6th Sam Schroeder(Olympia Coffee Roasting Co., Olympia, WA)

U.S. Roaster Championship 2016 Ranks

1st Tony Querio(Spyhouse Coffee)
2nd Kyle Belinger( NEAT Coffee)
3rd Eric Stone(Mudhouse Coffee Roasters)
4th Austin Amento(Augie’’s Coffee House)
5th Brandon Despain(Caffe Ibis Coffee Roasting Company)
6th James Spano(Cup to Cup Roasters)

U.S. Brewers Cup 2016 Ranks

1st Todd Goldsworthy(Klatch Coffee, Los Angeles, CA)
2nd James Tooill(La Colombe, Las Vegas, NV)
3rd Alexander Choppin(Olympia Coffee Roasting Co., Olympia, WA)
4th Blair Smith(Augie’s Coffee Roasters, Redlands, CA)
5th Erich Rosenburg(Novo Coffee, Denver, CO)
6th Justin Goodhart(Sweet Bloom Coffee Roasters, Lakewood, CO)





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