Blogging the WBC

At the 2009 World Barista Championship in Atlanta, Georgia, next week (April 16 “19), Barista Magazine will once again be blogging in detail about the event. For the past two years ” in Tokyo in 2007, and in Copenhagen in 2008 ” Barista Magazine has provided up-to-the-minute coverage of each and every WBC competitor.

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The live feed is a wonderful thing, and is again being provided for this year’s WBC at the World Barista Championship website. But if you missed a competitor on the live feed, or if you haven’t the time to watch the whole thing, play by play, we’re here for you!

Ken and I will be stationed at the WBC stage from the beginning of Day 1 (April 16) to the end of Day 4 (April 20) to photograph and blog about every competitor, from Argentina to Zambia. Of course, on Day 4 ”Finals Day ”we will cover the intricacies of each of the six finalists’ performances, along with plenty of photos.

Just as he did last year in Copenhagen (pictured) Ken will be
stationed on stage at the WBC from start to finish to photograph
each and every national barista champion.

In addition to our coverage of every national barista champion at the WBC, we will be blogging about the scene at the competition ”backstage happenings, the swanky WBC Cafe and Brew Bar, the Barista Meet & Greet Party, through the Champion’s party on the final night.

We encourage you to leave comments here or email me directly at about what you would like to see included in our coverage, and we’ll do our darndest to serve you right.

Note: All blog entries from the WBC in Tokyo (2007, and the WBC in Copenhagen (2008) are archived here on this blog. Just select the title (wbc copenhagen or wbc tokyo) from the Category menu at right.

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Sarah Allen (she/her) is co-founder and editor of Barista Magazine, the international trade magazine for coffee professionals. A passionate advocate for baristas, quality, and the coffee community, Sarah has traveled widely to research stories, interact with readers, and present on a variety of topics affecting specialty coffee. She also loves animals, swimming, ice cream, and living in Portland, Oregon.