It’s hard to ignore how stunningly fitting this all seems. As the world prepares to descend on Melbourne, Australia for the 2013 World Barista Championship, late yesterday the USBC released a full breakdown of all the scores and placements at the 2013 United States Barista Championship in Boston.
Folks with intimate knowledge of this year’s competition season will draw their own conclusions from the publication of this list. The thing that stands out to us most is the immense uptick in scores that occurred as the USBC shifted from round one into Semi-Finals Saturday; for what it’s worth, this heightened scoring feels like it corresponds to the increased intensity and performance quality we witnessed in person.
Without further ado, here’s your complete scoring table for the 2013 United States Barista Championship:
Wild, wild stuff. Congrats to all who competed, of course, and we’re looking forward to seeing who decides to bring it again next year.
In the meantime, you can relive every moment of the 2013 USBC via our archives, “The Road To Melbourne.” Here you’ll find photos and routine details for every single competitor at all 6 regionals, reported to you live on-site from New York City, Seattle, Santa Cruz, Kansas City, and Atlanta. You’ll also find our industry-leading and lovingly drawn coverage of the USBC itself, featuring the stunning competition photography of Charlie Burt. Every competitor, every regional, every link, all reported to you live and archived for all eternity – go poke around these archives, there’s fascinating stuff there.
And if you can’t make it to Melbourne this year, you are our invited guests to follow along with Sprudge.com’s WBC coverage all week long. We’ll have photos, content, event coverage, live tweets and much more from Melbourne to take you there in spirit. For now, we bid farewell to the big, beautiful 2013 USBC season, but there is one more thing: It’s been emotional.