It’s been three long days of competition across two different stages, but we now know the six Barista and six Brewers Cup competitors moving onto to Sunday, the Finals of the World Coffee Championships in Boston, Massachusetts. Nearly 100 coffee professionals put in their 15 minutes over the last three days, all in hopes of making it the final day. But even amid these world class routines, only 12 will have the privilege of giving their performance one last run to decide it all.
So let’s meet them shall we. Here are the 2019 World Coffee Championship Finalists for the World Barista Championship and World Brewers Cup.
All of SprudgeLive’s 2019 competition coverage is made possible by Acaia, Baratza, Faema, Cafe Imports, Wilbur Curtis, Third Wave Water, Minor Figures, and Mahlkönig.
In 2019 SprudgeLive is home to the Digital Roasters Village, because it takes a village to cover a barista competition. The Digital Roasters Village features Camber Coffee, Verve Coffee, Partners Coffee, Intelligentsia Coffee, Rishi Tea, Kickapoo Coffee, Blue Bottle Coffee, Onyx Coffee Lab, Creation Coffee, Amavida, and Equator Coffees without whom this work would not be possible.
World Barista Championship
10:30am Cole Torode, Rosso Coffee Roasters, Canada
11:15am Wojtek Bialczak, Five Elephant Coffee, Germany
12:00pm Michalis Dimitrakopoulos, The UnderDog, Greece
12:45pm Mikael Jasin, Common Grounds Coffee Roaster, Indonesia
1:30pm Mathieu Theis, Mame, Switzerland
2:15pm Jooyeon Jeon, Momos Coffee, South Korea
World Brewers Cup
10:05am Jia Ning Du, M2M Coffee, China
10:40am Daniel Hofstetter, Switzerland
11:15am Chikako Nakai, UCC Holding Co., LTD, Japan
11:50am Alessandro Galtieri, Aroma, Italy
12:25pm Hsu Shih Yuan, UCC Coffee Taiwan Co., LTD, Taiwan
1:00pm Patrik Rolf, April Coffee Roasters, Sweden
We’ll see you tomorrow for the Finals of the World Coffee Championships!