Day One WBC schedule here.

It’s that time again: The 2016 World Barista Championship is now upon us, bringing 62 of the world’s best baristas to Dublin, Ireland for the world’s ultimate battle of coffee prowess. This event begins Wednesday, June 22nd and is presented by World Coffee Events.

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For the sixth consecutive season, Sprudge will be providing exhaustive live coverage of the WBC event at SprudgeLive.com, our sister site dedicated to coffee competitions. This year’s coverage is produced in partnership with our sponsors at Urnex Brands, Kitchen Aid, and Nuova Simonelli. Follow @SprudgeLive on Twitter for tasty updates throughout the tournament—our mix of live commentary, vivid color photos and up to the moment announcements and news breaks is here to serve you throughout WBC week.

Please click here for more info on how to watch these events live online in your area via World Coffee Events.

This year we’re expanding coverage at Worlds to include daily in-depths looks at the World Brewers Cup Championship. Expect recipes, photos, and much more from this exciting competition, with coverage sponsored by Acaia.

2014 World Barista Champion Hidenori Izaki.

This year’s team of live reporters from the 2016 WBC includes Sprudge associate editor Liz Clayton, our news editor & events producer Zac Cadwalader, staff writers Kate Beard and Karina Hof, Sprudge co-founders Jordan Michelman and Zachary Carlsen.

Please visit SprudgeLive.com for the very best in competition coverage from the 2016 World Barista Championship and World Brewers Cup. Thank you to all our sponsors! Now let’s go watch these folks brew some coffee.

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