It’s another gorgeous day in London, and there’s no place any of us would rather be than here in the Olympia event space. Where it was blazing hot yesterday, the air conditioning has been turned on today, and wow, what a difference. So it’s actually super great because the beautiful sun is streaming in through the glass ceiling, but we’re all nice and cool and comfortable here as we watch the WBC begin.
Things kicked off a bit late — about half an hour late — so keep that in mind if you on onto Go Live! to watch the competition. But since then, things have been running very much on time. There are so many talented coffee people here, it’s awesome to see!
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.