It's that time again: The 2015 World Barista Championship is now upon us, bringing 49 of the world's best baristas to Seattle, Washington, for a no-holds-barred tournament of coffee prowess. For the fifth consecutive season, Sprudge will be providing exhaustive live coverage of the WBC event, produced in partnership with our sponsors at Square, Urnex Brands, Nuova Simonelli and Viora Lid. Our coverage of the 2015 WBC happens live all weekend long on Twitter at @SprudgeLive, with daily recaps at SprudgeLive, and winner profiles right here on Sprudge.
A points-based tournament of rounds, Round 1 at the WBC begins Thursday, April 9th, at 8:15 a.m. PST. On Saturday, April 11th, we'll see the Semi-Finals round of 12 before the field is whittled down to just six competitors on Finals Sunday, April 12th.
We'll bring you live commentary and photo coverage throughout the event, which can also be watched live via World Coffee Events. This year's team of live reporters from the 2015 WBC includes Sprudge associate editor Liz Clayton, staff writer Zac Cadwalader, Charlie Burt, and Sprudge co-founder Jordan Michelman.
For more about the invaluable sponsors who support World Coffee Events's efforts to produce top quality coffee competitions, please see here. Sprudge.com is proudly partnered with World Coffee Events.