- Nicholas Cho 2019
- Wrecking Ball Coffee Roasters
Nicholas Cho: co-founder, co-CEO, and head barista in Wrecking Ball Coffee Roasters .
Nick founded murky coffee in 2002, which developed to be Washington DC"s premier coffee bar, winning barista competitions and recognition around the specialty coffee industry.
Over the past few years, Nicholas served as a director on the Barista Guild of America’s Executive Council, on the Specialty Coffee Association of America’s Board of Directors, on the World Barista Championship Board of Directors,
and as the chair of the United States Barista Championship. He was also the 2006 South East Regional Barista Champion and has served on the SCAA Standards Committee.