Olympia Coffee Roasting Co. co-owner Sam Schroeder and employees Brady McDonald and Alex Choppin won awards last week at the Big Western barista competitions in Rancho Mirage, California.
Here’s how they finished:
• Sam Schroeder won first place in the Northwest regional barista competition.
• Brady McDonald took second place in the barista competition.
• Alex Choppin earned second place in the Northwest regional brewers cup competition.
The Northwest region represents Alaska, Washington, Oregon, Idaho and Montana. The majority of competitors live and work in Seattle and Portland.