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Meet the Competitions Strategic Committee on December 15

With the world of in-person events back to a regular cadence and the 2023 competition season just around the corner, we are delighted to be hosting a webinar on Thursday, December 15 at 9:00 am PST / 5:00 pm GMT, where you can meet the Competitions Strategic Committee (CSC) and hear more about their work. [...]

Meet the Competitions Strategic Committee on December 152022-11-30T18:00:10+00:00

S6E1: Vladyslav Demonenko — 2022 WCIGS Finalist, Ukraine

I’m 25 years old, and I've competed in the World Coffee in Good Spirits Championship twice. My dream is to become world champion! I like traveling and eating delicious food; my hobby is basketball. I've worked in specialty coffee for 7 years, and I've recently found new methods to make instant coffee. Subscribe [...]

S6E1: Vladyslav Demonenko — 2022 WCIGS Finalist, Ukraine2022-11-01T16:47:56+00:00

S6E2: Elika Liftee — 2021/2022 WBrC Finalist, United States

I am the Director of Education at Onyx Coffee Lab in Northwest Arkansas. I enjoy growing food and beverage culture around the area and the outdoors. When I'm not making very good cups of coffee, he is walking his dog, playing basketball, or neglecting his Instagram account. Subscribe for Updates [...]

S6E2: Elika Liftee — 2021/2022 WBrC Finalist, United States2022-11-08T17:19:40+00:00

S6E3: Felix Teiretzbacher — 2022 World Coffee Roasting Champion, Austria

I started working in coffee in 2003 for a local espresso machine supplier. In 2008 I opened my own coffee shop, and in 2012 my own roastery followed. A few years later, I sold the coffee shop to focus on the roastery. I really enjoy what I do! Subscribe for Updates [...]

S6E3: Felix Teiretzbacher — 2022 World Coffee Roasting Champion, Austria2022-11-15T08:12:41+00:00

S6E4: Claire Wallace — 2022 WBC Finalist, United Kingdom

Claire Wallace has spent nearly 10 years in the coffee industry, working in many different roles across the UK before finding her current position as the Head of Coffee Quality at Assembly Coffee in London, England. She had competed in competitions for most of her coffee career, culminating in becoming the UK Barista [...]

S6E4: Claire Wallace — 2022 WBC Finalist, United Kingdom2022-11-22T17:20:15+00:00

S6E5: Arnon Thitiprasert — 2017 WLAC Champion, Thailand

Roast8ry Coffee Company founder (Chiangmai, Thailand) - Roast8ry LAB - Roast8ry Flagship Store - Roast8ry Roaster 🏆 2017 World Latte Art Champion 🏆 2019 World Coffee in Good Spirits — 6th Place 🏅 2015 World latte Art Championship — 5th Place Falling in love with Barista & Bartender skills in 2007, when I [...]

S6E5: Arnon Thitiprasert — 2017 WLAC Champion, Thailand2022-11-29T10:06:09+00:00

S6E6: Anthony Douglas — 2022 WBC Champion, Australia

I'm Anthony, I've been working in the coffee industry for 13 years, and competing for 7. I'm working for Axil Coffee Roasters as the Coffee Training Manager. I spend a lot of time focused on coffee, but when I do have free time, I love to read, study languages (working towards fluency [...]

S6E6: Anthony Douglas — 2022 WBC Champion, Australia2022-12-06T14:06:00+00:00

2022 WBC Grinder Procedures

According to the Rules and Regulations, all competitors at the World Barista Championship (WBC) are asked to compete on a shared set of equipment to give them a standardized starting point. To enable this, the competition’s Qualified Sponsors provide equipment for all competitors. This document outlines the procedures around the provision of espresso grinders. These [...]

2022 WBC Grinder Procedures2022-07-25T15:09:29+01:00

Announcing the 2023 Taipei World Coffee Championships

The 2023 World Latte Art Championship (WLAC), World Coffee in Good Spirits Championship (WCIGS), and World Coffee Roasting Championship (WCRC) are heading to the Taiwan International Coffee Show, November 17-20, 2023. The Specialty Coffee Association (SCA) is delighted to finally bring the championships, which were originally scheduled for 2021, to Taiwan. This will be the [...]

Announcing the 2023 Taipei World Coffee Championships2022-07-12T07:48:28+01:00

Certify as a WCC Judge in Athens, Milan, Melbourne, or Korea in 2022

**August 16: Updated with Korea Dates** Judges are a vital component of the World Coffee Championships, providing a service and skill essential to the success of each championship. In six of the seven championships, WCC Certified Judges evaluate performances by competitors according to the Rules and Regulations for that championship. Each championship has a different [...]

Certify as a WCC Judge in Athens, Milan, Melbourne, or Korea in 20222022-08-16T08:42:04+01:00