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Announcing the 2023 Athens WCC Rules & Regulations

Today, the Specialty Coffee Association released updated Rules & Regulations for the 2023 World Barista Championship (WBC), World Brewers Cup (WBrC), World Cup Tasters Championship, and Cezve/Ibrik Championship. The WBC and WBrC updates mark the largest competition changes since before the pandemic, opening up new service possibilities for competitors and major changes in how judges [...]

Announcing the 2023 Athens WCC Rules & Regulations2022-12-22T11:58:50+00:00

Watch the CSC December 2022 Webinar

This webinar was held on December 15, 2022, and an opportunity to learn about the WCC Competitions Strategic Committee (CSC) and their work to date, look at upcoming initiatives, and give feedback. Various community groups have grown and evolved the World Coffee Championships (WCCs) since their inception. The current CSC structure was [...]

Watch the CSC December 2022 Webinar2022-12-21T12:02:54+00:00

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 152022-12-12T09:37:42+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