Congratulations to Mike Marquard of Kaldi's for his second consecutive sixth-place finish at the United States Barista Championships in Anaheim, California, on Sunday.
Marquard, who works as director of education for the local micro-roaster, entered the competition as the Midwest regional champ. He was the only top-six finalist who wasn't from Intelligensia Coffee in Chicago or Verve Coffee Roasters in Santa Cruz, California.
Joe Marrocco of Kaldi's made it to the semifinal round.
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