44. 1:15 Koray Erdogdu, Mambocino Coffee, Turkey
Mr. Erdogu starts off with some prep for his aromatics-focused sig drink, featuring blackberries and jasmine.
A serious mega-mix of Adele classics going on here for Koray Erdogdu’s #WBC2014 routine.
Mr. Erdogu uses one white and one red steaming pitcher to transfer and pour his cappuccino milk, in a sharp nod to the Turkish flag.
For his sig drink, Mr. Erdogdu said he wants to bring out the “creamy cheesecake” of his coffee, while preserving bright aromas.
45. 1:35 David Coelho, Independent, Portugal
Mr. Coelho chooses to re-pull his espresso shots–always a tough decision, but very worth it if it helps your sensory scores.
This routine has a gorgeous soundtrack of traditional Portuguese music, “all about how the Portuguese experience the senses.”
Syringe day yesterday, dry ice day today! Mr. Coelho cools his sig drink infusion with a dry ice bath.
The infusion contains cinnamon, orange, cardamom, ginger, star anise. Mr. Coelho traps the aromatics with a brand snifter, has judges sniff.
46. 1:55 Michal Kocman, Coffee Fusion, Czech Republic
Mr. Kocman begins by caramelizing blackberries and blueberries with sugar using a torch for his #WBC2014 sig drink.
He is using two coffees from Yirgacheffe in Ethiopia here at #WBC2014, one natural processed, and one washed.
A “thick, honey sweetness” and lots of fruit, “mainly respberries and blueberries” in Mr. Kocman’s #WBC2014 espressos.
“This cappuccino is sweet, dense — a little like a blueberry milkshake” — Michal Kocman.
Mr. Kocman combines fruit reductions, jasmine tea & espresso blending natural & washed in delicate tulip snifters for his #WBC2014 sig drink.