LONG BEACH, Calif. U.S.A. (May 1, 2014) — Todd Goldsworthy of Klatch Coffee in Los Angeles, CA has been named the winner of the 2014 United States Brewers Cup. The U.S. Brewers Cup was created to recognize and celebrate the art of manual coffee brewing. The Official Title Sponsor of the 2014 U.S. Brewers Cup is Bonavita.
The top six U.S. Brewers Cup competitors for 2014 are:
1st Place – Todd Goldsworthy , Klatch Coffee, Los Angeles, CA
2nd Place – Todd Carmichael, La Colombe Torrefaction, Philadelphia, PA
3rd Place – Anthony Auger, Kaldi’s Coffee, St. Louis, MO
4th Place – James Klapp, La Colombe Torrefaction, Philadelphia, PA
5th Place – Jonathan Bonchak, Counter Culture Coffee, Durham, NC
6th Place – James Tooill, Argo Sons Coffee, Louisville, KY –
During the Brewers Cup, skilled coffee tasters judge each of the 18 competitors in two rounds. The first round is a blind tasting, the competitors all brew the same coffee on their chosen manual deceives. Those who advance to the second round will brew and present their chosen coffee to the judges’ panel.
Todd Goldsworthy will represent the United States at the World Brewers Cup in Rimini, Italy, June 9-12, 2014 courtesy of travel sponsor DaVinci Gourmet. The World Brewers Cup is organized by World Coffee Events (WCE), the premier producer of events for the coffee community worldwide that engage the specialty coffee community and promote coffee excellence. WCE is founded by the Specialty Coffee Association of Europe (SCAE) and the Specialty Coffee Association of America (SCAA). For more information, visit www.worldcoffeeevents.org. To learn more about the United States Barista Championship or United States Brewers Cup, visit www.usbaristachampionship.org.
Bonavita makes a full line of pour over kettles, manual brewing devices and coffee brewers for those who love coffee. Bonavita is an Espresso Supply brand and based in Seattle. Visit www.bonavitaworld.com.
The Specialty Coffee Association of America (SCAA), is a non-profit trade organization and the world recognized leader in coffee knowledge development. With over 9,000 members located in more than 40 countries, including member companies and their employees, SCAA members represent every segment of the specialty coffee industry, including producers, roasters, importers/exporters, retailers, manufacturers, baristas and other industry professionals. For over 30 years, the SCAA has been dedicated to creating a vibrant specialty coffee community, recognizing, developing and promoting specialty coffee by setting and maintaining quality standards for the industry; conducting research on coffee consumption, brewing and perfection of craft; and providing education, training, resources and business services for its members. Visit www.scaa.org.