WBC 2010 Mop-Up: World Aereopress Champion Marie Hagemeister

victory marie!

The SCAE 2010 was one of the most mammoth events in the history of coffee. Beneath its gargantuan umbrella dwelt numerous competitions, demos, informal hullabaloos, and all manner of chances for international glory and infamy. No one man could attend it all, and our main focus was the WBC, but we're more than happy to provide a bit of mop-up for … [Read more...]

HunkShot™: WBC 2010

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The WBC 2010 is a place of wonder, filled with the thrill of victory, the agony of defeat, the clang and din of so many Mazzers, Marzocos, and Marco's; it's a non-stop showroom of shots, slurps, and single origin sensations. It is also, undeniably, a place to see and be seen by caps lock HUNKS. From exotic new flavors to industry standards, here's … [Read more...]

US Champ Mike Phillips Wins WBC 2010, Guatemala’s Raul Rodas Takes Silver!

Mike "The Victor" Phillips

Here's your final placings, and CONGRATULATIONS TO 2010 WORLD BARISTA CHAMPION MIKE PHILLIPS, Intelligentsia Coffee and Tea, and all of this week's competitors, semi-finalists, and finalists. 6. Stephanos Domatiotis, Greece – Cafe TAF 5. Soren Stiller Markussen, Denmark – former SCAE Denmark National Coordinator 4. Colin … [Read more...]

Greggory Hullzenbløgger: WBC 2010 Is Globals Changes of Pace!

plus drinkings the coffees!

Bjørn Børg! The World Baristas Championships is upøns us, and I'm happier than a little girl on Little Girls Days to be repørtings to yøus from the Løndøns, Englands. There has beens portaføøfs and Uber Boils, strøøps and shots and tiny pieces of kakke for alls to enjøys. I am møst impress by the democracy nøbles of my Nørdic venn friends at … [Read more...]

Overheard at WBC 2010…

in queue for the tube

The following quotes were overheard in and around WBC 2010 in London, England. Names are being withheld to protect the innocent and drunk. * " Oh, I'd like to offer HIM an internship..." * " That coffee tasted like Teddy Grahams or something..." * " Why do the bars close at 11:30? I thought these people loved to get drunk!" * " Don't … [Read more...]

WBC Parties 2010: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Crash 140 Quid-Per-Person Dinners.

The Perfect Disguise

So you made the great schlepp to London. The international cabal of Money Exchange professionals took their cut, leaving you with more pence than pounds, and you're hurting for a free pint and something a bit more substantial to eat than a pack of prawn cocktail crisps. Unfortunately, it seems that the "E" in SCAE stands for "expensive". Here's our … [Read more...]

How To Watch At Home: The Official Unofficial Sprudge.com WBC drinking game.

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Are you stuck on the other side of the planet from the WBC 2010? Sure you are, but don't let that stop you from enjoying all of the fun at this week's festivities. We're happy to provide you with an on-the-scene recreation that will make YOU, dear reader, the toast of the town come Friday's final showdown. By following these patented rules, you … [Read more...]