Agnieszka Rojewska makes history, becoming the first woman to win the World Barista Championship
FROM STAFF REPORTS
The final day of both the World of Coffee exhibition and the World Barista Championship, both held in Amsterdam this past week, was an emotional and celebratory one: By the end of it, Polish Barista Champion Agnieszka Rojewska had become the first woman in the 19-year history of the World Barista Championship (WBC) to win the title.
More than an hour prior to the awards ceremony, the stadium stands at the WBC were completely packed with people waiting to hear the results from the final round of competition, which found the countries of Switzerland, New Zealand, Canada, Netherlands, Greece, and, of course, Poland, taking the stage in the finals of the international coffee industry’s preeminent coffee competition. The final ranking was as follows:
We at Barista Magazine are already hard at work putting together an extensive special section on this year’s World Barista Championship for our August + September 2018 issue, which will include extensive reporting on our new champion, what her victory means to this community, signature drinks, scenes from the show, and much, much more.
For now, here are some photos from that final, historic day in Amsterdam: