Full Rankings and Scores Released For The 2018 World Barista Championship In Amsterdam

Photo credit: Jeff Hann for World Coffee Events Over the past four days, baristas from across the globe came together in Amsterdam to compete for the title of  2018 World Barista Champion. Fifty-six competitors representing national bodies across the globe competed in a preliminary round, with the top 16 progressing to the semi-final [...]

Congratulations to 2018 WBC Champion Agnieszka Rojewska, Representing Poland!

Congratulations to Agnieszka Rojewska, representing Poland, the 2018 World Barista Champion, and to all of the competitors! Final Round Ranking: 1. AGNIESZKA ROJEWSKA - POLAND 2. LEX WENNEKER - THE NETHERLANDS 3. MATHIEU THEIS - SWITZERLAND 4. MICHALIS KATSIAVOS - GREECE 5. COLE TORODE - CANADA 6. JOHN GORDON - NEW ZEALAND Thank you to [...]

Congratulations 2018 World Barista Championship Finalists! Tune in tomorrow for Finals!

We've seen some fantastic performances over the last few days at the 2018 Amsterdam World Barista Championship, and it's time to go from sixteen semi-finalists on to six finalists. Tomorrow (Saturday 23) six competitors will compete for the title of 2018 World Barista Champion! Make sure to join us here tomorrow  at World of Coffee, [...]

2018 World Barista Championship Semi-Finalists and Winning Team Announced

Congratulations to Team Steam, winner of the 2018 World Barista Championship Team Competition, and to all 16 competitors who have qualified for the semi-finals round, which begins Friday 22nd of June at 9:15AM CEST. The Team Competition, introduced in 2016, puts each competitor on a team with 5-6 competitors from various national bodies for support [...]

Watch The World Barista Championship Live, Starting Wednesday 20th of June

 The 19th annual World Barista Championship begins on Wednesday at 9:15 AM CEST in Amsterdam, at RAI Center. Over a two day preliminary round, 55 top baristas from all over the globe will compete live on stage—and wherever you are in the world, you can catch each of the performances yourself right here on [...]

Announcing the 2018 World Barista Championship Teams

The 2018 World Barista Championship is fast approaching—in just under three months, over sixty competitors will take to the stage in Amsterdam, The Netherlands at the World of Coffee show. With regional competitions well under way, qualified competitors will have started planning their preliminary round performance—preparing three espresso-based courses in fifteen minutes to a [...]