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This post has been updated as archived videos become available and winners are confirmed. Stick with Sprudge for continued updates throughout the day! [UPDATE 2 – 11:59AM PST] Flash forward to 24:10 to see the epic final moments of the World Cup Tasters finals. Listen to Alf Kramer giggle like a school girl for twenty […]
“I am not a coffee professional. I have been warned against saying this, but I’m an amateur. Ireland, as a country, has a long history of amateur participation in sports. For some odd reason, we love abusing ourselves and putting ourselves through grueling sporting events for no apparent reason. Except for one: passion.” Keith O’Sullivan […]
Some solid upcoming coffee fun to be had for residents of the Twin Cities: St. Paul-based green gurus Cafe Imports will be hosting an El Salvador Cup Of Excellence microlot extravaganza in their Energy Park HQ, including El Salvador SOE shots on a Synesso and Salvadoran beer and food. Can you say pupusas? If you […]
In keeping with longstanding Sprudge tradition, we put our heads together prior to the Sunday announcements in Bogota and pre-wrote potential headlines for each of the 6 finalists. While Alejandro Mendez of El Salvador ultimately prevailed in taking home the gold, all 6 competitors turned in positively world-class performances on Sunday – trust us, we […]
Like the “Lost Levels” from Super Mario Bros. 2, we’re proud to make public that which perhaps would have been best left private. In this exclusive to Sprudge.com, listen below for the lost JimSeven Podcast live from the WBC in Bogota, Colombia. In it, Mr. Hoffmann interviews Günter von Beetleschwiessen III, Creative Director of the 2012 SCAE Event, which […]
Ooof, what time is it? Did they announce the big winner yet? Wait, what DAY is it, and where IS everybody? Ugh, this weekend was a real doozy. Hiiiiiiiiii! Randy here, dusting off the debris from last night’s all-nighter here in Bogota…or was it the night before? I completely lost track of time down here. I mean, […]
Alejandro Mendez of El Salvador is your 2011 World Barista Champion! [youtube]niqrrmev4mA[/youtube] Rounding out the competition, here’s the complete list of finalists: 2nd Place – Pete Licata, USA 3rd Place – Matt Perger, Australia 4. Javier Garcia, Spain 5. Miki Suzuki, Japan 6. John Gordon, UK
The milk situation at WBC2011 leaves much to be desired. Por ejemplo: this “Megalitro” of opaque, floppy, potato chip bagged milk product, foaming up super weird at 8,600 feet. There are a total of three milks available, including this UHT sack, a tetra pack, and one fresh milk “that doesn’t taste like eggs and death”, […]
While the drama, passions and pageantry of WBC Finals Sunday play out on Livestream, make sure to check out some of these blogs covering the event live from Bogota: *The Barista Magazine Pasteboard has been killing it all week long. Check in with editor Ken Olson throughout the day as he liveblogs each performance, complete […]
Here’s your 6 WBC Finalists for 2011, complete with tomorrow’s order and competition times (UTC/GMT -5 hours): 1. Javier Garcia of Spain – 12:15 2. Miki Suzuki of Japan – 12:45 3. Matt Perger of Australia – 1:15 4. Alejandro Mendez of El Salvador – 1:45 5. John Gordon of the UK – 2:15 6. […]