WBC 2014 Rimini

Barista Champion of Switzerland

Editor’s note: As we approach the beginning of the 2014 World Barista Championship, which takes place in Rimini, Italy, June 9 “12, at the SCAE’s World of Coffee event, we would like to introduce you […]

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WBC Vienna 2012

WBC Semifinalist #5: Philipp Meier, Switzerland

Philipp Meier is undeniably professional, like the wisened restauranteur whose fine dining establishment you’ve been visiting for decades. But Philipp is in his 20s. To have this kind of presence and graciousness is not only […]

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WBC Atlanta 2009

Belgium, The Netherlands, Switzerland

#4: BARISTA CHAMPION OF BELGIUM ”MELANIE D’LORES NUNES Melanie D’Lores Nunes called upon her shared heritage ”Jamaica and Belgium ”for the theme of her barista performance, from her outfit and table setting, both a bright, […]


10 Minutes With Daniele Ricci

Daniele Ricci, a 25-year-old Italian barista, recently achieved second place at the World Barista Championship. We spoke with him about this experience and much more.  BY TANYA NANETTI SENIOR ONLINE CORRESPONDENT Photos by Federico Lucas […]