The World Barista Championship is an annual feat of barista strengths, pitting top-scoring coffee competitors from around the world against each other in a battle royale of shot pulling, milk steaming, and complex signature drink creation. Since its dawn in the year 2000, the World Barista Championship has functioned as a bellwether for the international coffee industry at large, providing an indelible platform for its top talent, its most extraordinary coffee producers, and the fusion of their remarkable works. Along the way, many dozens of coffee professionals have earned the right to call themselves Finalists, but only a select few can say they are Champions.

These are the World Barista Championship finalists of yesterday and today.

Year World Barista Champion Country Score
2000 Robert Thoresen Norway 364.5
2001 Martin Hildebrandt Denmark 101
2002 Frits Storm Norway 457.5
2003 Paul Bassett Australia 607
2004 Tim Wendelboe Norway 662
2005 Troels Overdal Poulsen Denmark 790
2006 Klaus Thomsen Denmark 809.5
2007 James Hoffmann United Kingdom 703.5
2008 Stephen Morrissey Ireland 738.5
2009 Gwilym Davies United Kingdom 623
2010 Michael Phillips USA 706
2011 Alejandro Mendez El Salvador 710.5
2012 Raul Rodas Guatemala 695
2013 Pete Licata USA 631
2014 Hidenori Izaki Japan 642.5
2015 Sasa Sestic Australia 618
2016 Berg Wu Taiwan 583
2017 Dale Harris United Kingdom 526.5
2018 Agnieszka Rojewska Poland 493
2019 Jooyeon Jeon South Korea 469.5
2021 Diego Campos Colombia TK

2000 World Barista Championship in Monte Carlo

Robert Thoresen of Norway is the 2000 World Barista Champion.

Rank Country Name Score
1 Norway Robert Thoresen 364.5
2 Iceland Erla Kristisdottir 350.5
3 Denmark Martin Hillebrandt 343
4 Australia George Sabados 334
5 Italy Thomas Polti 320.5
6 Croatia Zelmir Bajic 279

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2001 World Barista Championship in Miami

Martin Hildebrandt of Denmark is the 2001 World Barista Champion.

Rank Country Name Score
1 Denmark Martin Hildebrandt 101
2 Norway Tim Wendelboe 88
3 Sweden Roberto Dell Aquilla 82
4 Iceland Lilja Perursdottir 79
5 Italy Andrea Gherardi 78
6 Australia Corrine Tweedale 76

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2002 World Barista Championship in Oslo

Frits Storm of Denmark is the 2002 World Barista Champion.

Rank Country Name Score
1 Denmark Frits Storm 457.5
2 Norway Tim Wendelboe 432
3 India Vikram Khurana 394
4 Italy Luigi Lupi 382.5
5 New Zealand Emma Markland-Webster 332
6 USA Dismas Smith 304.5

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2003 World Barista Championship in Boston

Paul Bassett of Australia is the 2003 World Barista Champion.

Rank Country Name Score
1 Australia Paul Bassett 607
2 Iceland Asa Jelena Petterson 586.5
3 Norway Eirik S. Johnsen 580.5
4 Denmark Troels Overdal Poulsen 568.5
5 India Vikram Khurana 512.5
6 Russia Irina Puzachkova 477

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2004 World Barista Championship in Trieste

Tim Wendelboe of Norway is the 2004 World Barista Champion.

Rank Country Name Score
1 Norway Tim Wendelboe 662
2 Canada Sammy Piccolo 656
3 Denmark Klaus Thomsen 655
4 Iceland Njall Bjorgvinsson 598
5 Lebanon Joseph El Khoury 568
6 New Zealand Carl Sara 552

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2005 World Barista Championship in Seattle

Troels Overdal Poulsen of Denmark is the 2005 World Barista Champion.

Rank Country Name Score
1 Denmark Troels Overdal Poulsen 790
2 Japan Hiroyuki Kadowaki 771.5
3 Canada Sammy Piccolo 758.5
4 New Zealand Carl Sara 756
5 Iceland Jonina S. Tryggvadottir 726.5
6 Norway Gunhild Selijenes 705.5

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2006 World Barista Championship in Berne

Klaus Thomsen of Denmark is the 2006 World Barista Champion.

Rank Country Name Score
1 Denmark Klaus Thomsen 809.5
2 Canada Sammy Piccolo 746
3 USA Matthew Riddle 727
4 Sweden Anne Lunell 676.5
5 United Kingdom James Hoffmann 669
6 Iceland Ingibjorg Jona Siguroarsdottir 658.5

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2007 World Barista Championship in Tokyo

James Hoffmann of the United Kingdom is the 2007 World Barista Champion.

Rank Country Name Score
1 United Kingdom James Hoffmann 703.5
2 United States of America Heather Perry 685
3 New Zealand Carl Sara 681.5
4 Japan Miyuki Miyamae 635
5 Switzerland Anna Kaeppeli 602
6 Brazil Silvia Magalhaes 572

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2008 World Barista Championship in Copenhagen

Stephen Morrissey of Ireland is the 2008 World Barista Champion.

Rank Country Name Score
1 Ireland Stephen Morrissey 738.5
2 Australia David Makin 733
3 Netherlands Liesbeth Sleijster 694.5
4 Sweden Daniel Remheden 693
5 Canada Michael Yung 687.5
6 Denmark Soren Stiller Markussen 671

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2009 World Barista Championship in Atlanta

Gwilym Davies of the United Kingdom is the 2009 World Barista Champion.

Rank Country Name Score
1 United Kingdom Gwilym Davies 623
2 Canada Sammy Piccolo 619.5
3 United States Michael Phillips 618.5
4 Ireland Colin Harmon 572
5 Korea Lee Jong Hoon 542
6 Hungary Attila Molnar 535.5

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2011 World Barista Championship in Bogota

Alejandro Mendez of El Salvador is the 2011 World Barista Champion.

Rank Country Name Score
1 El Salvador Alejandro Mendez 710.5
2 United States Pete Licata 659.5
3 Australia Matt Perger 659
4 Spain Javier Garcia 631.5
5 Japan Miki Suzuki 629.5
6 United Kingdom John Gordon 613.5

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2012 World Barista Championship in Vienna

Raul Rodas of Guatemala is the 2012 World Barista Champion.

Rank Country Name Score
1 Guatemala Raul Rodas 695
2 Mexico Fabrizio Senciรณn Ramรญrez 667
3 Ireland Colin Harmon 665.5
4 Japan Miki Suzuki 649.5
5 Greece Stefanos Domatiotis 627
6 United Kingdom Maxwell Colonna-Dashwood 572

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2013 World Barista Championship in Melbourne

Pete Licata of the United States is the 2013 World Barista Champion.

Rank Country Name Score
1 United States Pete Licata 631
2 Australia Matthew Perger 619
3 El Salvador William Hernandez 596
4 Ireland Colin Harmon 561.5
5 New Zealand Nick Clark 540
6 Italy Francesco Sanapo 535

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2014 World Barista Championship in Trieste

Hidenori Izaki of Japan is the 2014 World Barista Champion.

Rank Country Name Score
1 Japan Hidenori Izaki 642.5
2 Hong Kong Kapo Chiu 594
3 Greece Christos Loukakis 583
4 Australia Craig Simon 576.5
5 United Kingdom Maxwell Colonna-Dashwood 499
6 El Salvador William Hernandez 485

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2015 World Barista Championship in Trieste

Sasa Sestic of Australia is the 2015 World Barista Champion.

Rank Country Name Score
1 Australia Sasa Sestic 618
2 United States Charles Babinski 613
3 Canada Ben Put 593.5
4 Hong Kong Chan Kwun Ho 587
5 United Kingdom Maxwell Colonna-Dashwood 568
6 France Charlotte Malaval 548

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2016 World Barista Championship in Trieste

Berg Wu of Taiwan is the 2016 World Barista Champion.

Rank Country Name Score
1 Taiwan Berg Wu 583
2 Japan Yoshikazu Iwase 553.5
3 Canada Ben Put 545.5
4 United States Lem Butler 480.5
5 France Charlotte Malaval 473.5
6 Netherlands Lex Wenneker 444.5

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2017 World Barista Championship in Trieste

Dale Harris of the United Kingdom is the 2017 World Barista Champion.

Rank Country Name Score
1 United Kingdom Dale Harris 526.5
2 Japan Miki Suzuki 508.5
3 Hong Kong Kapo Chiu 507.5
4 Canada Ben Put 498.5
5 Australia Hugh Kelly 568
6 United States of America Kyle Ramage 436.5

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2018 World Barista Championship in Amsterdam

Agnieszka Rojewska of Poland is the 2018 World Barista Champion.

Rank Country Name Score
1 Poland Agnieszka Rojewska 493
2 Netherlands Lex Wenneker 436
3 Switzerland Mathieu Theis 396.5
4 Greece Michalis Katsiavos 396
5 Canada Cole Torode 368
6 New Zealand John Gordon 358.5

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2019 World Barista Championship in Boston

Jooyeon Jeon of South Korea is the 2019 World Barista Champion.

Rank Country Name Score
1 South Korea Jooyeon Jeon 469.5
2 Greece Michalis Dimitrakopoulos 459.5
3 Canada Cole Torode 451
4 Indonesia Mikael Jasin 416.5
5 Germany Wojtek Bialczak 415.5
6 Switzerland Mathieu Theis 394.5

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2021 World Barista Championship in Milan

Diego Campos of Colombia is the 2021 World Barista Champion.

Rank Country Name Score
1 Colombia Diego Campos TK
2 United States of America Andrea Allen TK
3 Australia Hugh Kelly TK
4 Sweden Emi Fukahori TK
5 Kenya Martin Shabaya TK
6 Ireland Wojciech Tysler TK

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