2015 WBC Competitor Giacomo Vannelli, Pasticceria Vannelli, Italy

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We reached out to each of the 2015 World Barista Championship competitors prior to their routines, to learn a bit more about them as competitors and coffee pros. We hope you enjoy these interviews!


Name: Giacomo Vannelli

Company: Pasticceria Vannelli

Country: Italy

Number of years as a barista: 10

Number of competitions competed in: 4
Three Italian Barista Championships and one World Barista Championship.

Competition Coffee: A Colombia and a Bolivia, both roasted by Has Bean.


Signature Beverage: I’m going to cut the last three seconds of the post-infusion during the espresso shots, and I’m going to recreate this part with a dragon brew infusion. Then, I’m going to highlight the flavors of my espresso with two infusions – one of blackberry and another of red globe grapes.

Routine Theme: Espresso as a polyphasic drink.

Total Practice Hours: Impossible to know. So many.

Coach/Coaches: Steve Leighton. He’s just incredible.


Fashion: Italian style

Additional Notes: I’ve been training a lot, so I hope I a great job. Now it’s just fingers crossed.

Social Medias:
Twitter: @GiacomoVannelli