Maybe I’m just getting way too excited about the coming World Barista Championship in June in London, but I’ve been doing a lot of thinking about this year’s roster of champs. I think it’s pretty cool that there are a handful of baristas who were so determined to get another chance at the international crown that they somehow managed to win their national title again the very next year ”in this day and age of barista competitions, that’s a darn tough thing to do.
This guy did it:
And this lovely lady did it, too.
Let’s not forget this guy…
Nor could we forget this barista…
Then there’s this guy, who has been his country’s barista champ for so many years, we can’t remember anyone else…
So readers, let me ask you this: what other WBC trivia do you have swimming around in your heads? Tell us what you’re excited about as we count down the days toward the 11th Annual World Barista Championship ”as always, we would love to hear from you.
Who is the new barista champion of Argentina?
Don’t forget about Attila Molnar, two-time, back-to-back Champ of Hungary, and one of the nicest guys you’ll meet!
Yup, yup, Tim! We’re excited that Oda nailed it in Norway this weekend! She’s another one like Auren: very young and very determined. We can’t wait to see Oda represent Norway in London this June!
And another back-to-backer… Oda Misje Haug from Norway!!
You didn’t read it very carefully, Mr. Thomsen. Geez. I said that these were barista champs who “won their national title again the very next year. I.e., 2 years in a row.
Scottie and Soren are awesome, for sure. But I was making the point that these people — Mike, Raul, Auren, Yara, and Colin — beat the odds and held onto their title for two (or more) consecutive years.
So excited about London!!
You forgot Australia’s Scottie Callaghan!
And from Denmark SÃ¸ren Stiller is up once again.
But let’s not for a second assume that just because you’re a 2nd term competitor you have better chances than any of the new-comers! The WBC is an unpredictable thing 🙂