Michael Phillips of Intelligentsia Coffee in Chicago, Illinois, USA, is the 2010 World Barista Champion!
Oh my gosh oh my gosh oh my gosh!
It was such an amazing final round of the WBC — no big mistakes, no spills, just pure professionalism. Here are the rankings:
6th Place: Stefanos, Greece
5th Place: Soren, Denmark
4th Place: Colin, Ireland
3rd Place: Scottie, Australia
2nd Place: Raul, Guatemala
and your 2010 WBC Champ MIKE PHILLIPS USA!!!!
MIKE PHILLIPS WILL BE FEATURED ON THE COVER OF THE AUGUST/SEPTEMBER ISSUE OF BARISTA MAGAZINE, WHICH IS OUR COLLECTORS EDITION WBC ISSUE.
YEAH, YEAH, WE KNOW HE WAS JUST ON THE COVER IN APRIL/MAY, BUT WE ALREADY HAVE BIG PLANS IN THE WORKS FOR AN AMAZING COVER, A BIG INTERVIEW WITH DOUG ZELL OF INTELLIGENTSIA, INTERVIEWS WITH MIKE’S MOM AND DAD, AND MUCH MORE!
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.