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World Barista Championship 2015 – 2017 Qualified Sponsors

WCE just announced the Qualified Sponsors for the next three years of the World Barista Championship World Coffee Events, the organization tasked with producing the multiple national coffee championships around the globe including the World Barista Championship, announced the World Barista Championship 2015 – 2017 Qualified Sponsors today.  They are: Espresso Machine: … Read more →

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International Coffee Week Comes to Belo Horizonte, Brazil!

Big, huge, enormous, mammoth, and even more gargantuan modifiers apply to the upcoming International Coffee Week which runs from September 9-12 in Belo Horizonte, Brazil. The event will host not only a sprawling trade show floor which last year had some 6,500 visitors from 18 countries, but many other activities … 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 →

This man is a role model for the entire country of Italy, whose coffee history is long and storied, but whose recent history has not been positive, coffee wise.

WBC Finalist #3: Francesco Sanapo of Italy

Ohhhhh, Francesco. Francesco is one of the people who makes this industry great. He’s been at this for a long time—15 years!—and he’s been the Barista Champion of Italy three times. But not only is this the first time he’s made it to the finals, it’s the first time he’s … Read more →

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