Welcome to Day One action from the 2017 World Barista Championship! All times in Korea Standard Time (UTC +09). Follow @SprudgeLive on Twitter and @Sprudge on Instagram for live looks in at the action from Seoul.

Sprudge Live at the 2017 World Barista Championship in Seoul is produced in partnership with our sponsors at Urnex Brands, Nuova Simonelli, Acaia, Baratza, and Cafe Imports.

9:15am Martin Shabaya, Artcaffe Coffee and Bakery, Kenya @ArtcaffeKenya
9:23am Jenner Fuentes, IQ Cafe, Guatemala @fuentesjenner @IQCafeGuatemala
9:31am Jason Loo, Yellow Brick Road Cafe, Malaysia
10:01am Kapo Chiu, Cupping Room Coffee Roasters, Hong Kong @cuppingroomhk
10:09am Victor Flores Menéndez, Biscuit Factory, El Salvador @chefmaney @biscuitfactory1
10:17am Lavinia Toma, Origo, Romania
10:47am Niall Wynn, Proper Order Coffee Co, Ireland @niall_barista @properorder_
10:55am Steven Moloney, The Barista League, Sweden
11:03am Attila Ferenczi, Goosebumps Coffee Lab, Hungary
11:33am Marco De Sousa Rosa, MaxiCoffee, France @marcodsr78 @maxicoffee
11:41am Jeremy Zhang, M2M Coffee, China
11:49am Edwin Gorritz, Barista Squared, Puerto Rico @baristasquared
12:19pm Mario Idrovo, Sweet & Coffee/Café del Ecuador, Ecuador @baristamario @sweetandcoffee
12:27pm Sonja Zweidick, Barista Connect, Denmark
12:35pm Martin Karabinos, Leroy, Slovakia @martinbarista
1:05pm Ben Put, Monogram Coffee, Canada @putankhamun @monogramco
1:13pm Tran Que Hân, Bosgaurus Coffee, Vietnam @bosgauruscoffee
1:21pm Sergei Stepanchuk, Laboratoria Coffee, Russia
1:51pm Rory Rosenberg, Kaffa/Oslo Cold Brew, Norway @kaffa_oslo
1:59pm Jun-Bae Bang, Andrea Plus, South Korea
2:07pm Francesco Masciullo, Ditta Artigianale, Italy @masciullofra
2:37pm André Eiermann, UCC Coffee Switzerland, Switzerland @amaxworld
2:45pm Mark Okuta, Uganda
2:53pm David Coelho, 7groaster, Portugal
3:23pm Javad Akbari, Iran @jvdja
3:31pm Renat Mamatkazin, Lion Coffee, Ukraine @renatmamatkazin
4:01pm Merijn Gijsbers, Alpro/Het Koffiegenootschap, The Netherlands @pippigrillo @koffiegeheim @alpro
4:09pm Cesar Eduardo Bermejo, Leto Coffee Brew Bar, Panama