In 2018, as our company continued to expand, we welcomed various talented individuals into our team. We remained committed to attending SCAA events, and with the encouragement of Sam, our team member, and Evan, our head roaster, we decided to compete in our first US Coffee Champs competition. Alongside our partners, including Sebastian, we were eager to test our coffee on the national stage. To our delight, in our debut year at the competition, Evan secured the title of second-best roaster in the entire country, while Sam earned the prestigious sixth-best Barista ranking. Sebastian's remarkable performance landed him in the 12th place. This achievement highlighted that our coffee was standing strong among the nation's finest companies. We are proud to be part of the thriving coffee community in Colorado Springs, a city that often goes unnoticed in the coffee world. Collaborating with our friends at Loyal, Holdfast, and Story, we worked together, sharing knowledge, and even participating in judging competitions together. Our collective efforts have been propelling the coffee scene forward in our beloved city. As we grow as a coffee company, we continue to focus on competitions, pushing the boundaries of coffee excellence, and forming partnerships with other cafes in the city. Together, we endeavor to make Colorado Springs a recognized hub for exceptional coffee experiences.