Here they all, the bold, the beautiful, your 2013 World Barista Championship Semi-Finalists! They’ll compete against one another on Saturday, May 25th beginning at 10:15AM UTC+10 – convert this to your local time here. Congratulations to all 12! Follow @SprudgeLive on Twitter tomorrow for our live play-by-play commentary from Melbourne. Livestream to the event is available here!

Original photogrpahy by Eileen P. Kenny for

1. 10:15 Pete Licata, Parisi Coffee, USA – @petelicata @parisicoffee

2. 10:38 Jeremy Ho, Phil & Sebastian Coffee Roasters, Canada – @OhYmerej @philandseb

3. 11:01 Nick Clark, Flight Coffee, New Zealand – @flightcoffee @nickroydclark

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4. 11:24 Matthew Perger, St. Ali, Australia – @mattperger @st_ali

5. 11:47 Jinkyu Kim, Core, South Korea

6. 12:10 Lucca Casadei, Segafredo Zanetti, France – @lucacasadei7 @segafredo_z_spa

7. 12:33 Francesco Sanapo, Italy – @sanapofrancesco

8. 12:56 Thanasis Nikolis, Tailor Made, Greece – @thirdwave14

9. 1:19 Colin Harmon, 3FE, Ireland – @dublinbarista @3FE

10. 1:42 Jose De La Pena, Cafe Casa, Guatemala

11. 2:05 John Gordon, Square Mile Coffee Roasters, United Kingdom – @squaremile

12. 2:28 William Hernandez, Viva Espresso, El Salvador – @VivaEspresso1’s coverage of the 2013 WBC is made possible by the direct support of Nuova Simonelli and the St. Ali Family.

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