WBC 2014 Semifinalists | Photo By Eileen P Kenny For Sprudge
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, available here!
Christos Loukakis, TAF, Greece
Hidenori Izaki, Maruyama Coffee Co., Japan
Coen Van Sprang, Bocca Coffee Roasters, The Netherlands
Erna Tosberg, Roestbar, Germany
Kapo Chiu, The Cupping Room, Hong Kong
Tse-Lin Wu, Simple Kaffa, Taiwan
Laila Ghambari, Cherry Street Coffee House, United States
Craig Simon, Think Tank Coffee, Australia
William Hernandez, Viva Espresso, El Salvador
Ben Put, Phil & Sebastian Coffee Roasters, Canada
Maxwell Colonna-Dashwood, Colonna & Small’s, United Kingdom
Pete “Petesy” Williams, 3fe, Ireland
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