The internet has been a bit spotty at the Olympia convention center here in London, so please excuse the tardiness of this post. Here are lots more images from day one, June 23, of the 2010 World Barista Championship and Caffe Culture show! And please keep checking back for more: today is Day Two of the competition, which will wrap up the preliminary round. At the end of today, the 12 semifinalists to compete on the morning of Friday, June 25, will be announced! Also to come today: shots from the WBC and Coffee Kids party, sponsored by Mathew Algie, which will feature a barista champions game show!
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.