Memories of World Coffee Championships in Nice, France

Victor was the toast of France upon winning the World Coffee in Good Spirits Championship.

My sunburn is finally fading but my memories of the fabulous few days I spent on the French Riviera with some of the most talented (not to mention fun-loving and whip smart) baristas on the planet last week surely are not.

Here’s a recap of the top six in the World Coffee in Good Spirits Championship and the World Latte Art Championship…

World Latte Art Champion: Hisako Yoshikawa, Ogawa Coffee Co. Ltd., JAPAN
2nd place: KyeongWoo Jung, Corea Coffee Belt, SOUTH KOREA
3rd place: Miguel Lamora, Talkhouse Coffee, SPAIN
4th place: Leszek Jedraskik, Black & White Coffee, POLAND
5th place: Esther Maasdam, Ristretto, THE NETHERLANDS
6th place: Sam Low, Atomic Coffee Roasters, NEW ZEALAND

“Best Tasting Latte 2013″: Seivijus Matiejunas, Bewley’s, IRELAND

World Coffee in Good Spirits Champion: Victor Delpierre, Cafes Richard, FRANCE
2nd place: Marcin Wojciak, Java Coffee, POLAND
3rd place: Gordon Howell, United Academy of Coffee, UNITED KINGDOM
4th place: Dimitrios Konstantopolous, Tailor Made, GREECE
5th place: Gerald Meylaers, Baristabar, BELGIUM
6th place: Martin Hudak, Dublin Cafe, SLOVAKIA

pours her way to victory in the 2013 World Latte Art Championship.

Hisako Yoshikawa of Japan pours her way to victory in the 2013 World Latte Art Championship.

Esther of the Netherlands in the World Latte Art Championship finals.

Esther of the Netherlands in the World Latte Art Championship finals.

World Latte Art Championship finalist of Poland.

Leszek, World Latte Art Championship finalist of Poland.

Top three in the World Coffee in Good Spirits Championship, from left:

Top three in the World Coffee in Good Spirits Championship, from left: Gordon of the UK, Victor of France, Marcine of Poland.

Reg Barber designed trophies.

Reg Barber designed trophies.

Victor was the toast of France upon winning the World Coffee in Good Spirits Championship.

Victor was the toast of France upon winning the World Coffee in Good Spirits Championship.

World Coffee in Good Spirits finalists.

World Coffee in Good Spirits finalists.

 

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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.