Let battle commence!
The wait is finally over and we can now reveal the exciting line-up for Coffee Masters NYC.
An incredible number of talented baristas from across the US and beyond submitted a one-minute signature drink video that demonstrated their passion, creativity, skill and personality – and it was no mean feat arriving at the final decision.
From established coffee champions to total competition newcomers, we have selected twenty baristas to compete in Coffee Masters NYC at the New York Coffee Festival in September.
So – who will be competing at Coffee Masters NYC?
Bartosz Ciepaj, UK – Facebook / Freelance
Ben Morrow, Australia – ST ALi and Sensory Lab
Brandon Giles, USA – Starbucks Reserve (newcomer)
Brandon Paul Weaver, USA – Slate Coffee Roasters
Brandon Tully, USA – Underline Coffee
Buck Berk, USA – The Coffee Mob (newcomer)
Cosmin Mihailov, Romania – Bloom Specialty Coffee
Elle Taylor, USA – Amethyst Coffee
Jenna Gotthelf, USA – Everyman Espresso
Jennifer Custard-Jarosz, USA – Intelligentsia (newcomer)
John Gordon, New Zealand – Framework Coffee
Josh Littlefield, USA – Irving Farm Coffee Roasters
Josh Taves, USA – Novo Coffee
Karley Webb, USA – Four Barrel Coffee
Nathan Cochran, USA – ReAnimator Coffee
Reef Bessette, USA – Saint Frank Coffee
Ryan Fisher, USA – Commonwealth Coffee Roasters
Sapphire Courchaine, USA – Joe Bean Coffee (newcomer)
Stacey Cullen, USA – Independent (newcomer)
Steven Latham, USA – Box Kite NYC