I was excited to read that our friends at The Coffee Collective in Copenhagen, Denmark, had coffee used by not one, not two, but all three of the top three finishers in the Danish Barista Championship this past weekend in Århus. The winner was AnneStine Bae, who came in second place in 2010, when Søren won first. The Collective has blogged some awesome photos from the competition HERE — check ’em out!
The top three in Denmark were as follows:
AnneStine Bae, The Coffee Collective
Christian Ryberg, The Coffee Collective
Mathias Arguimbau, Café Norden, Estate Coffee
On the Collective’s blog, Klaus says: “They were all using different coffees from The Coffee Collective. AnneStine used the Cypresal microlot from Finca Vista Hermosa, that we featured a few months ago. Christian used a special roast of our Kenyan Kieni. And Mathias used our Espresso Blend and a Kenyan from Estate for his signature drink.”
Bravo to all!
There are lots more competitions coming up as we advance toward that looming, exciting World Barista Championship in Bogota, Colombia, June 3–5. Here’s a list (please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have competitions to add!).
South Africa Championship, Johannesburg: March 13–16
Brazil Barista Championship: March 14–17
UK Barista Championship: March 15–16
Russia Barista Championship, Moscow: March 17–20
Singapore Barista Championship: March 21–23
Poland Barista Championship, Warsaw: March 23–25
Panama Barista Championship: March 25–26
Hungary Barista Championship: March 25–27
Honduras Barista Championship: March 30–April 1
Norway Barista Championship, Ulsteinvik: March 30–April 4
South Central Regional Barista Competition, St. Louis: April 1–3\
Israel Barista Championship: April 5
Northeast Regional Barista Competition, New York: April 8–10
Germany Barista Championship: April 15–17
New Zealand Barista Championship, Wellington: April 16
United States Barista Championship, Houston: April 28–May 1