The Road to Atlanta

So hopefully you’ve started receiving your copy of the August/September issue featuring World Barista Champion, Stephen Morrissey. It seems like it’s only been a few weeks since Copenhagen, and yet we’re already moving on to determining the 2009 WBC champion. Sorry, Stephen, in coffee as in fashion, Sarah tells me, one day you’re in, the next day you’re out.

So tomorrow the whole thing gets underway again as Canada starts narrowing the field to find its champion for the new year tomorrow. And the Western Regional features some top-tier competitors and barista all-stars including 2007 Canadian champion Colter Jones and the return of three-time Canadian champion Sammy Piccolo!

You can read all about it in the Vancouver Sun here.

About the Author


Kenneth R. Olson is co-founder and publisher of Barista Magazine the worldwide trade magazine for the professional coffee community. He has written extensively about specialty coffee, traveled near and far for stories, activities, and fun, and been invited to present on topics important to coffee culture. He is also an avid fan of the Portland Trail Blazers and the Washington Huskies. Go Blazers! Go Dawgs!