WBC Day Zero

Atlanta is a seriously friendly and delightful place to be right now. The weather is absolutely perfect — high 60s, with a slight breeze. And some of the most awesome people in the world—baristas! Here are some scenes from the scene…

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Empty competition space…
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Judges iPhone collaboration
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sweeeet Nuova Simonelli machines…
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Coffee goes here. Thanks for the snazzy grinders, Mahlkoenig!
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More machine bling…
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For the love of sponsors…
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I see Mexico, New Zealand, U.S., Denmark, and Sweden…
More soon…

About the Author

Sarah

Sarah Allen is co-founder and editor of Barista Magazine, the international trade magazine for coffee professionals. A passionate advocate for baristas, quality, and the coffee community, Sarah has traveled widely to research stories, interact with readers, and present on a variety of topics affecting specialty coffee. She also loves animals, swimming, ice cream, and living in Portland, Oregon.