16 May '18, 3pm

Ken Selby on Winning the U.S. Cup Tasters Competition

Ken Selby on Winning the U.S. Cup Tasters Competition

The first time was the charm for Ken Selby: Taking part in his debut competition in Seattle, the 28-year-old Seattleite won the U.S. Cup Tasters Championship . In the cupping-oriented competition, tasters receive eights sets of three cups—or triangles—where two cups are identical and one is different. The competitor who identifies the different cup the most times—and in the shortest amount of time—wins. Over several rounds of the competition in Seattle, Ken had the superior palate, ultimately coming away with the win and the chance to represent the United States at the World Brewers Cup in November. We talked to Ken about his coffee background, the tears he shed upon winning the competition, and much more.

Full article: http://www.baristamagazine.com/cup-tasters-champion-ken-s...

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