If there’s one thing we’ve learned over the years that Barista Magazine has been the exclusive Media Sponsor, and covering the WBC, it’s that things move fast at the World Barista Championship! So we take as many photos as we can, talk to as many competitors as possible—basically, we like to be here for the competitors, and be there for our readers. So we don’t sit behind the computer all day doing blog posts, like we did in the beginning. Instead, we try to do enough posts to keep folks updated on how things are going. But we also really like to be present here, to enjoy and be part of the spirit of what the WBC is: a celebration of coffee and the people who make it. Ken and I feel this opportunity is an honor, every single year.
Then, back at the office, we work like mad to put together the best, most comprehensive coverage of the WBC that we can, in photos and words. Please look for the August/September issue, our annual Commemorative WBC Issue, in the coming months!
For those of you who haven’t found it online yet, please go to Barista Magazine’s website to see the full pdf of the 2012 WBC Program, which Barista Magazine created. It includes profiles of all the competitors, an article about Alejandro, the outgoing champion, and much more!
So to wrap up yesterday, here are some images of the fun being had…
As always, you can head onto the World Barista Championship’s website to view the live feed right now. Stefanos is about to go on, representing Greece!