Artisan Nicholas Cho of Wrecking Ball Coffee Roasters - Biography

San Francisco, CA

June 2013

Nicholas Cho founded Washington D.C.’s murky coffee in 2002. Today murky is widely considered the city’s premier coffee bar, winning barista competitions and recognized around the specialty coffee industry.

Cho has 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; as well as the chairman of the United States Barista Championship. He was also the 2006 South East Regional Barista Champion.

Cho brews, trains baristas, and is the retail specialist at Bay Area-based Wrecking Ball Coffee Roasters. Along with partner Trish Rothgeb, Cho is committed to bringing the best coffee to the area and pushing the industry forward.