WBC 2014 Semifinalists | Photo By Eileen P Kenny For Sprudge
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

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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  

Sprudge.com’s coverage of the 2014 WBC is made possible by the direct support of Nuova Simonelli.

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