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World Barista Championship

Melbourne International Coffee Expo 2013 - Proud hosts of the World Barista Championship & World Brewers Cup

The World Barista Championship (WBC) is the preeminent international coffee competition produced annually by the World Coffee Events (WCE). The competition focuses on promoting excellence in coffee, advancing the barista profession, and engaging a worldwide audience with an annual championship event that serves as the culmination of local and regional events around the globe.

Title Sponsor

Natvia - Title sponsor of the World Barista Championship

Each year champions represent more than 55 countries.

Each Prepare:

  • 4 espressos
  • 4 cappuccinos
  • 4 original signature drinks to exacting standards

In a 15 minute performance set to music.

Historical Champions & Locations

     

JUNE 2000

Monte Carlo
MONACO

HOSTED BY SCAE

Robert Thoresen of Norway wins the first World Barista Championship which involved 14 countries

  2001  

APRIL 2001

Miami
USA

HOSTED BY SCAA

 

Martin Hildebrandt becomes the first Dane to be crowned the World Barista Champion

  2002  

JUNE 2002

Oslo
NORWAY

HOSTED BY SCAE

 

The 3rd Annual WBC grew to 26 countries, and Fritz Storm secured the title for Denmark

  2003  

APRIL 2003

Boston
USA

HOSTED BY SCAA

 

Paul Bassett of Australia captures the crown

  2004  

JUNE 2004

Trieste
ITALY

HOSTED BY SCAE

 

Tim Wendelboe becomes the second WBC Champion from Norway

  2005  

APRIL 2005

Seattle
USA

HOSTED BY SCAA

 

Troels Overdal Poulsen triumphs for Denmark against 34 countries in the WBC

  2006  

JUNE 2006

Berne
SWITZERLAND

HOSTED BY SCAE

 

Klaus Thomsen becomes the fourth WBC Champion hailing from Denmark

  2007  

JUNE 2007

Tokyo
JAPAN

HOSTED BY SCAJ

 

First time the WBC is hosted by the Specialty Coffee Association of Japan. James Hoffmann raises the trophy for the UK in the 8th Annual WBC with 43 competing countries

  2008  

JUNE 2008

Copenhagen
DENMARK

HOSTED BY SCAE

 

Stephen Morrissey of Ireland wins the 9th Annual WBC

  2009  

APRIL 2009

Atlanta
USA

HOSTED BY SCAA

 

The 10th Annual WBC event is celebrated with Brit Gwilym Davies as the new Champion

  2010  

JUNE 2010

London
UNITED KINGDOM

HOSTED BY SCAA

 

Held for the first time in conjunction with the Caffe Culture Show in the UK. Michael Phillips of USA is crowned the next WBC Champion

  2011  

JUNE 2011

Bogotá
COLOMBIA

 

 

Alejandro Mendez of El Salvador wins the championship

  2012  

JUNE 2012

Vienna
AUSTRIA

 

 

Raul Rodas from Guatemala took out the World Barista Championship title with a stunning performance



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