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You may have heard a little bit about Katie, since she became the first US Barista Champion from New York City and Counter Culture’s first national title winner in 2012. She got her start in specialty coffee under the wing of Nick Cho from Washington, DC’s Murky Coffee, and has been a member of the customer support team for Counter Culture since 2007. She’s traveled to Guatemala, Nicaragua, and El Salvador in search of greater coffee knowledge, and she visited Costa Rica with the rest of the 2012 US regional barista championship winners.
Katie lives in California. Because she can’t exist on espresso alone, Katie also spends as much time as possible cooking and eating other delicious things, and she also always manages to find great obscure records in unlikely places.