Congrats to the Last Semi-Finalist in The Roasterie Adventure!

We are thrilled to announce our 14th (and final!) Roasterie Adventure semi-finalist!  Congratulations to Brittney Hunter of Prairie Village, KS!  You’ve been entered to win a coffee bean-picking trip to Costa Rica!

Brittney battled it out to capture the last semifinalist spot in The Roasterie Adventure with Sunita of Olathe, Kansas.  Brittney inched out Sunita’s votes with a picturesque photo of a Roasterie coffee cup looking down on Machu Picchu, Peru.  Brittney snagged 976 votes (to Sunita’s 867 votes) in order to become the 14th and final semifinalist for The Roasterie Adventure!

“The contest was very competitive!” exclaims Brittney.  “But I just had fun with it.  I love Roasterie coffee and want to support the company in any way I can.”

Brittney captured this photo while backpacking through Peru for two weeks.  In order to get the photo, Brittney hiked for hours and hours with a Roasterie mug and many Roasterie cups in hand.  She and her fellow travelers captured moments in Machu Picchu (and throughout all of Peru for that matter) with Roasterie gear.

One of Brittney’s favorite excursions in Peru was visiting a woman who exports coffee out of the country.  The exporter showed Brittney’s entire group the lodge that she works in as well as the entire process of exporting coffee out of Peru.

“I got a glimpse of what the Costa Rica trip would be like,” says Brittney.  “I think going to Costa Rica with The Roasterie would be a great learning experience.”

Brittney is a huge fan of Roasterie coffee and frequents our local Kansas City cafés weekly.

“I love supporting local Kansas City businesses,” she explains.  “The Roasterie is doing great things throughout the community.  I do a lot of local runs here in Kansas City and love getting coffee from The Roasterie after the finish line.  Plus, The Roasterie was the first local roaster I ever went to when I moved to Kansas City.”

Brittney will join the following Roasterie Adventure semifinalists for the chance to win a bean-picking adventure in Costa Rica and other great prizes:

  1. Louise Anderson, Fairfax, Minnesota
  2. Oliver Sheley, Independence, Missouri
  3. Matt Johnson, Independence, Missouri
  4. Ashli Salman, Overland Park, Kansas
  5. Jeff Garfinkle, Boston, Massachusetts
  6. Lisa Finholm, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  7. Lara Carlson of Alma, Arkansas
  8. Jason Ebberts of Overland Park, Kansas
  9. Jaime Sheickert of Prairie Village, Kansas
  10. Mandi Anderson of Lenexa, Kansas
  11. Amanda Loftin of Shawnee, Kansas
  12. Holly Urkevich of Kansas City, Missouri
  13. Sara Danner of Raytown, Missouri

Since Brittney has been named the 14th and final winner of The Roasterie Adventure, it’s time for our staff members to decide who the grand prize winner will be!  Take a look at all of the semifinalist photos here–as you can see, we have our work cut out for us.

Later this month (before July 18th), we will announce our grand prize winner.  The winner will be awarded a once-in-a-lifetime coffee bean picking trip to Costa Rica, Bean Baron training (shadow Danny O’Neill for a day), a one-on-one cupping and coffee blending session with our cupping experts and 10 tickets to The Roasterie’s 20th Anniversary Celebration later this year.

Best of luck to all of our semi-finalists!  Stay tuned…results will be announced soon via social media, blog, website and email!