United States Coffee Championships wrap-up

Andrea Allen, of Onyx Coffee Lab in Arkansas has been crowned the 2020 United States Barista Champion at the United States Coffee Championships on February 23.

Kay Cheon of Dune Coffee Roasters, California, was runner-up and Sam Neely of Amethyst Coffee Company, Colorado placed third in the competition, which took place at the OC Fair & Event Center in Orange County, California.

In the United States Brewers Cup, Elika Liftee, also of Onyx Coffee Lab, was crowned champion ahead of his teammate, Lance Hedrick. Weihong Zhang of BlendIn Coffee Club, Texas came third.

Allen and Liftee will go on to represent the United States at the 2020 World Barista Championship and 2020 World Brewers Cup respectively. The events will take place in Melbourne, Australia from 4 to 7 at the Melbourne International Coffee Expo.

For more information, visit www.uscoffeechampionships.org

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