Competitions

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The BARTISTA PROJECT in Paris, France

Editor’s note: I first met the legendary Gloria Montenegro Chirouze, owner of La Cafeotheque de Paris, France, when I was in Milan a few years ago at a La Marzocco Out of the Box event. She’s simply wonderful both as a person and a visionary: it’s widely agreed upon that … Read more →

Former barista competitor Ryan Willbur judges at the Southwest Regional Barista Competition. He says what he learned as a competitor makes judging especially important to him. Photo by Kenneth R. Olson

Why I Judge: An Essay by Christine Goepfert

Editor’s note: When Christine contacted me with the idea of writing for Barista Magazine about why she finds it not only interesting and fun, but also extremely educational to judge barista competitions, I was excited. From the formal contest that culminates in the World Barista Championship, to every other kind … Read more →

From left, Tibor, Jeff, and Wille at the 2013 World AeroPress Championship. (Photo by Abigail Varney)

We Heart AeroPress

What’s up with Belgium, huh? What’s in the water over there? Something’s happening in that country that’s producing a slew—ok, well, two, at least—of folks who can AeroPress like no one else. For the third year in a row, Belgium produced the winner of the World AeroPress Championship, held May … Read more →

2013 WORLD BARISTA CHAMPIONSHIP

6TH PLACE: FRANCESCO SANAPO, BARISTA CHAMPION OF ITALY 5TH PLACE: NICK CLARK, BARISTA CHAMPION OF NEW ZEALAND 4TH PLACE: COLIN HARMON, BARISTA CHAMPION OF IRELAND 3RD PLACE: WILLIAM HERNANDEZ, BARISTA CHAMPION OF EL SALVADOR 2ND PLACE: MATT PERGER, BARISTA CHAMPION OF AUSTRALIA   WORLD BARISTA CHAMPION: PETE LICATA OF THE … Read more →

Colin is everything a champion should be: humble, honest, sincere, funny, and genuine.

WBC Finalist #4: Colin Harmon of Ireland

This is nothing new to Colin Harmond. He has competed—and made it to the WBC finals—four times now. The first was in Atlanta in 2009, where he placed fourth; the second was in London in 2010, where he once again earned fourth. Then he was back in 2012 in Vienna, … Read more →

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