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World Barista Championship Street Style With Joann...

World Barista Championship Street Style With Joanna Han

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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

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Dress: Malene Birger, one of my absolute favorite designers
Jacket: H&M
Tights: I got them at the Stockholm Arlanda airport—I think they’re Calvin Klein?
Bag: Handmade from Retro and Beans, a shop just around the corner from Drop Coffee!
Shoes: Whyred

What’s your style philosophy? I care a lot about materials and color tones. I think in general we have some really good small, independent designers in Scandinavia who I love to support.
Who are you rooting for? Of course, I came to support Drop Coffee’s Linnéa Vannesjö!

Billy Wilson, owner of Barista, Portland, Oregon

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Shirt: Steven Alan
Jacket: Apolis
Jeans: Levi’s Made in Crafted
Shoes: Oliver Sweeney

Describe your style. My style is classic and old-school. I like things that last.
Who are you here to support? The C-Babs, of course! Can’t root for anyone other than the C-Babs! [Editors note: C-Babs is Charles Babinski, 2015 United States Barista Champion]

Karine Ng, trainer and quality control technician at Phil & Sebastian, Calgary, Canada

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Shirt: Palladium
Jeans: Levi’s
Jacket: Washborn
Sweater: Oak and Fort

How would you describe your style? My style is clean, uncomplicated, and monochromatic.
Who are you here to support? I’m here to support Ben Put of Monogram Coffee in Calgary.

Wille Yli-Luoma, co-owner of Heart Roasters, Portland, Oregon

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Shirt: La Paz
Pants: Levi’s
Shoes: Adidas
Tote bag: Heart Roasters

How would you describe your style? Casual.
Who are you rooting for? Charles Babinski—he always does a phenomenal job and he uses Heart coffee. I’m also rooting for Kalle Freese—I have a sweet spot for Finns because, well, I’m Finnish.

Vaiva Maskovaite, 2015 Lithuanian Barista Champion, Caravan Coffee Roasters, London, UK

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Dress: Mango
Tights: Asos
Bag: Mango
Watch: Shore
Lipstick: MAC “Rebel”

What are your sartorial signatures? I don’t really wear much jewelry—instead I have tattoos and like to wear red lipstick.

Kalle Freese, Finnish Barista Champion 2015 and founder of Freese Coffee Co. and For Better Coffee, Helsinki, Finland

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Shirt: Uniqlo
Pants: Uniqlo
Boots: Red Wing
Glasses: I’m not sure of the brand—my old frames broke awhile ago, the day before I was supposed to leave for Tokyo, so my optometrist fitted my lenses in a random pair of frames and just gave them to me.

Describe your style: I’m usually wearing dark jeans and a collared shirt. I prefer pretty plain clothing in muted colors. I could buy all my clothes from Uniqlo—the fits are great and everything goes together, so I don’t have to spend any time wondering what to wear.

Sutida Srirungthum, writer for Coffee T & I magazine, Bangkok, Thailand 

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Shirt: Uniqlo
Sweatshirt: Mango
Pants: Uniqlo
Shoes: Nike
Backpack: Poler Stuff

How would you describe your style? Comfortable.

Seung Min Park, barista at Café in the Park, Ulsan, South Korea

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Sweatshirt: Uniqlo
Vest: Spao
Pants: Spao
Shoes: Diadora
Bag: North Face
Backpack: Mandarina Duck
Hat: Unknown
Glasses: Unknown

Who are you here to support? I came to root for the South Korean competitor, Jong Hoon Lee of Coffee Graffiti. I wanted to visit Seattle so I timed my trip with the WBC!

Joanna Han (@joannakarenina) is a Sprudge.com contributor based in New York City. Read more Joanna Han on Sprudge. 


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