An interview with Vietnamese Barista Champion Tr’ân Hân.
An interview with 2016 World Barista Champion Berg Wu.
The finalists from both the 2016 World Barista Championship and the 2016 World Brewers Cup!
The coffee world is abuzz this week as the World Barista Championship, World Brewers Cup Championship and World Of Coffee Dublin events will all take place over the next few days in Ireland. And as much fun as it is to witness live all this world-class coffee talent, it’s only half of the complete WBC experience. The other half, […]
An interview with three-time world finalist Maxwell Colonna-Dashwood of Colonna & Smalls.
An interview with 2015 WBC finalist Charlotte Malaval.
Sasa Sestic, a coffee professional, green buyer, and barista from Canberra, Australia, has won the 2015 World Barista Championship in Seattle, Washington. The event took place over four days in conjunction with the SCAA Event trade show, attended by many thousands of coffee lovers from around the globe. Mr. Sestic won the WBC on behalf […]
Sprudge contributor Joanna Han scouted the Washington State Convention Center throughout the 2015 World Barista Championship tournament, on the lookout for fashion-forward attendees. In a sea of brew bros in blazers and classic-fit slacks, these fashionable coffee denizens stood out in fine style. Joanna Alm, co-owner of Drop Coffee, Stockholm, Sweden Billy Wilson, owner of Barista, Portland, […]
It’s that time again: The 2015 World Barista Championship is now upon us, bringing 49 of the world’s best baristas to Seattle, Washington, for a no-holds-barred tournament of coffee prowess. For the fifth consecutive season, Sprudge will be providing exhaustive live coverage of the WBC event, produced in partnership with our sponsors at Square, Urnex […]
2014 US Barista Champion Laila Ghambari reports via Facebook that Mehran Mohammad Nezhad, the first World Coffee Events sanctioned Barista Champion of Iran, has been denied a US visa and will be unable to compete in the World Barista Championship. Mehran Mohammad Nezhad competed at the Iran Barista Championship earlier this month. We asked Ghambari if […]
Meet the 2014 World Barista Championship Semi-Finalists! They’ll compete against one another on Wednesday, June 11th beginning at 10:00AM Central European Time Zone (UTC+01:00) – convert this to your local time here. Congratulations to all 12! Get caught up by watching their Round One routines below. Follow @SprudgeLive on Twitter tomorrow for our live play-by-play commentary from Rimini. Watch the 2014 World Barista Championship live stream, […]
The hash tag WBC 2014.
If there’s a story behind every door in New York, you’d better believe there’s a story behind every coffee counter. A few months ago, we discovered Patrik Vilhelmsson–a friendly barista working, at the time, at Bluestone Lane. That Swedish-born Vilhelmsson was pulling shifts at a Midtown espresso bar in an office building wasn’t a tremendous […]
How else can we Put it?
It was a breaking, international, champ-filled week and Ben Blake sums it.