Meet the 2016 World Barista Championship Competitors, Part 1

The 2016 National Barista Champions are headed for Ireland and the World Barista Championship, which begins on Wednesday

There will be 61 countries represented at the 2016 World Barista Championship (WBC) in Dublin, Ireland, starting Wednesday. Here, meet the champions from  Austria through Italy. We’ll post photos of the champions from Japan through Zambia tomorrow!

Not in Ireland, but you want to watch this year’s exciting competition? Just tune into the Livestream! Remember, all times are Irish Standard Time (IST), which is UTC/GMT +1 hour.

First round of the 2016 WBC.
First round of the 2016 WBC.

 

HUGH KELLY National Barista Champion of Australia
HUGH KELLY
National Barista Champion of Australia
CHRISTIAN ARAMBURO National Barista Champion of Austria
CHRISTIAN ARAMBURO
National Barista Champion of Austria
EVGENI PINCHUKOV National Barista Champion of Belarus
EVGENI PINCHUKOV
National Barista Champion of Belarus
PANUWAT YOOSAKDA National Barista Champion of Belgium
PANUWAT YOOSAKDA
National Barista Champion of Belgium
LEONARDO MOCO National Barista Champion of Brazil
LEONARDO MOCO
National Barista Champion of Brazil
BEN PUT National Barista Champion of Canada
BEN PUT
National Barista Champion of Canada
YING HU National Barista Champion of China
YING HU
National Barista Champion of China
MAURICIO ROMERO National Barista Champion of Colombia
MAURICIO ROMERO
National Barista Champion of Colombia
RICARDO AVENDANO National Barista Champion of Costa Rica
RICARDO AVENDANO
National Barista Champion of Costa Rica
ONDREJ HURTIK National Barista Champion of Czech Republic
ONDREJ HURTIK
National Barista Champion of Czech Republic
MADS MARK-ERIKSEN National Barista Champion of Norway
MADS MARK-ERIKSEN
National Barista Champion of Denmark
DIEGO MEJIA National Barista Champion of Ecuador
DIEGO MEJIA
National Barista Champion of Ecuador
VICTOR FLORES MENENDEZ National Barista Champion of El Salvador
VICTOR FLORES MENENDEZ
National Barista Champion of El Salvador
JARNO PERAKYLA National Barista Champion of Finland
JARNO PERAKYLA
National Barista Champion of Finland
CHARLOTTE MALAVAL National Barista Champion of France
CHARLOTTE MALAVAL
National Barista Champion of France
ERNA TOSBERG National Barista Champion of Germany
ERNA TOSBERG
National Barista Champion of Germany
STEFANOS PATERAKIS National Barista Champion of Greece
STEFANOS PATERAKIS
National Barista Champion of Greece
JOSE DE LA PENA National Barista Champion of Guatemala
JOSE DE LA PENA
National Barista Champion of Guatemala
MARY PORTILLO National Barista Champion of Honduras
MARY PORTILLO
National Barista Champion of Honduras
DAWN CHAN National Barista Champion of Hong Kong
DAWN CHAN
National Barista Champion of Hong Kong
JOCI DEAK National Barista Champion of Hungary
JOCI DEAK
National Barista Champion of Hungary
TRYGGVI POR SKARPHEDINSSON National Barista Champion of Iceland
TRYGGVI POR SKARPHEDINSSON
National Barista Champion of Iceland
PARAS BINDRA National Barista Champion of India
PARAS BINDRA
National Barista Champion of India
YOSHUA TANU National Barista Champion of Indonesia
YOSHUA TANU
National Barista Champion of Indonesia
MANSOUR EHSANI National Barista Champion of Iran
MANSOUR EHSANI
National Barista Champion of Iran
NATALIA PIOTROWSKA National Barista Champion of Ireland
NATALIA PIOTROWSKA
National Barista Champion of Ireland
ANGELO SEGONI National Barista Champion of Italy
ANGELO SEGONI
National Barista Champion of Italy
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