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WBC Countdown: Barista Champion of Spain, Jordi Mestre

JORDI MESTRE BARISTA CHAMPION OF SPAIN @nomadcoffeeuk Barista Magazine: Before coffee, did you work in a different job or industry, or what did you study in school? Jordi: I studied Product Design Engineering and a (earned a) BSC in Furniture Restoration and Conservation, I worked in both fields and decided there had … Read more →

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WBC Countdown: Barista Champion of Singapore Ryan Tan

RYAN TAN BARISTA CHAMPION OF SINGAPORE @Ryankierantan     Barista Magazine: Before coffee, did you work in a different job or industry, or what did you study in school? Ryan: I obtained my undergraduate degree in Economics and Finance at The University of Melbourne. BMag: How did you get started in coffee? Ryan: About … Read more →

Charlie took sixth place at what was perhaps the most competitive USBC ever—congratulations, Charlie!

From the Mind of USBC Finalist Charlie Habegger

When the ranking for the 2013 United States Barista Championship had been announced, the finalists looked just exhausted, so we wanted to give them some space to be with their friends and family, and decompress. Since then, I’ve been able to chat with all six of them about what was … Read more →

Nck was an absolute joy to watch, and his efforts culminated in the very respectable rank of fifth place. We hope he'll be back next year!

From the Mind of USBC Finalist Nick Purvis

When the ranking for the 2013 United States Barista Championship had been announced, the finalists looked just exhausted, so we wanted to give them some space to be with their friends and family, and decompress. Since then, I’ve been able to chat with all six of them about what was … Read more →

He may look serious in this photo, but Charles is a crazy dancing machine.

From the Mind of USBC Finalist Charles Babinski

When the ranking for the 2013 United States Barista Championship had been announced, the finalists looked just exhausted, so we wanted to give them some space to be with their friends and family, and decompress. Since then, I’ve been able to chat with all six of them about what was … Read more →

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