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2011 WBC Finalist Número Cinco

The fifth finalist of the day, the UK’s John Gordon just wrapped up his performance. While yesterday he went over time by just a second today he finished with time to spare. The theme of his performance was exploring varietals, and to that end, he used two varietials from the … Read more →

2011 WBC Finalist Número Quatro

Alejandro Mendez, the fourth competitor of the day, set the crowd on fire with his performance. As the first barista from El Salvador to make the finals, the Colombian audience obviously felt a sense of solidarity with their fellow coffee producing countryman. Alejandro worked with Stephen Leighton of Has Bean … Read more →

2011 WBC Finalist Número Tres

The third barista competitor of the day, Matt Perger, the Australian champion just finished his routine. He featured a coffee from a farm in Tanzania called clouds. The judges’ table had a topographic map carved in wood of the farm, and Matt used it to show where on the farm … Read more →

2011 WBC Finalist Número Dos

Miki Suzuki, barista champion of Japan, was our second competitor of the day, and as always she was unflappable. Though her microphone cut out from time to time, she didn’t miss a beat and the judges followed right along with her espresso-based exploration of acids. Building from her espressos to … Read more →

2011 WBC Finalist Número Uno

The 2011 WBC Finals are officially underway. The first competitor of the day, Spain’s Javier Garcia. Javier, a natural showman, used his music, attitude and boisterous supporters to really get the championship round off to a terrific start. 2011 marks the first year that a Spanish competitor has reached the … Read more →

Your 2011 WBC Finalists

Your 2011 WBC Finalists are: 1. Javier Garcia – Spain 2. Miki Suzuki – Japan 3. Matt Perger – Australia 4. John Gordon – UK 5. Alejandro Mendez – El Salvador 6. Pete Licata – USA Great job everyone!

2011 WBC Semifinalists 9-12

High- energy barista, Stephanos Domatiotis, the barista champion of Greece, created a signature drink inspired his own cafe’s customers. His customers don’t all like the same things, so why think the judges here would either? Instead he offers two versions of his sig drink made with syphons. One features Sidamo … Read more →

2011 WBC Semifinalists 5-8

As expected the place went nuts when the fifth competitor of the day took the stage. Lina Zea, barista champion of Colombia, was greeting with a rousing ovation by the hometown crowd. Only a few months ago, Lina did not speak any English, but after spending two months studying in … Read more →

2011 WBC semifinals 1-4

Spanish champion, Javier Garcia started the competition off this morning with a high energy performance that got the whole crowd energized. Australian champion, Matt Perger, followed with a routine that saw him creating his signature drink on the fly with input from the judges. John Gordon, UK champion, competed third. … Read more →

Your 2011 WBC Semifinalists

The twelve WBC Semifinalists are: 1. Javier Garcia – Spain 2. Jose de la Pena – Guatemala 3. HyunSun Choi – Korea 4. Lina Zea – Colombia 5. John Gordon – UK 6. Miki Suzuki – Japan 7. Ricardo Azofefifa Mora – Costa Rica 8. Stefanos Domatiotis – Greece 9. … Read more →

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