Competitions

The Road to Atlanta

So hopefully you’ve started receiving your copy of the August/September issue featuring World Barista Champion, Stephen Morrissey. It seems like it’s only been a few weeks since Copenhagen, and yet we’re already moving on to determining the 2009 WBC champion. Sorry, Stephen, in coffee as in fashion, Sarah tells me, … Read more →

New issue, starring Stephen Morrissey

Criminy, how did it get to be August already? Feels like only yesterday that it was June and we were in Copenhagen, Denmark, watching Stephen Morrissey, Barista Champion of Ireland, win the 9th Annual World Barista Championship… As has been our tradition from the inception of Barista Magazine in 2005, … Read more →

That Last Crazy Night

After the end of Sunday’s monumental World Barista Championship Awards Ceremony, everyone was flying on pure adrenaline. It had been a long, hyper intense day of finalist performances, and emotions and the noise level were both running high — especially for this guy (2008 WBC Champ Stephen Morrissey addresses the … Read more →

THE FINALS!

Here we are! It’s crazy to believe that we made it to this point after three long days of preliminary competition. There are probably 1000 people packed into this small, tight room. First things first: the judges are: WBC Final Round Judges Head Judge: Justin Metcalf, Australia Technical Judge: Arthur … Read more →

Our 2008 WBC Finalists

Was it the heat in the WBC area multiplied by the hundred of people who showed up to hear the announcement of the barista championship finalists, or simply the knot of emotion about what was to come in the pits of all of our stomachs that made the experience of … Read more →

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