We’ve shown you photos of each competitor, but of course there is a lot more going on here that you haven’t seen, so as we wait for the announcement of the six barista champions who will go on to vie it out in the final round tomorrow, we thought we’d help you pass the time with some great photos.
Between rounds of judging, Asia goofs with another Polish barista.
Up close look at Daniel of Sweden’s signature drink.
The Norwegian Barista Team held an impromptu cupping last night…
Still more from the cupping…
Rasmus, right, organized the cupping.
Polish baristas cupping.
Kaveh, center, from the Norwegian barista team worked with Rasmus on creating the cupping “dogma,” as they call it.
One of the bling machines at La Marzocco’s booth.
Kyle thanking his supporters after his performance.
Kyle’s signature drink set up.
Two of Kyle’s caps.
Justin checks the cup temperatures.
Michelle helps the Polish champion on stage.
The Indian Barista Champion’s unique table decor.
Me at my perch blogging, with friends from Iceland and Poland.
David from Australia begins his sig drink preparation.
These were really cool spoons that the Turkish champion had made specially for his signature drink.
Brent chillin on the live video feed chat.
Costa Rican Champs apron.
Colombian champ’s good luck charm!
From left, Norwegian Barista Champ, Chris; 2004 WBC Champ, Tim; and 2006 WBC Champ, Klaus.
The Dutch cheering section.
Croatian champ, Nik, uses extra time at the end of his performance to light candles on a cupcake for his son’s seventh birthday.
Joseph from Lebanon cheers on his champ.
Heather and Trish are station maintenance machines!
Luis from Cafe de El Salvador cheers on his country’s champion, Lily Pacas.
A Dutch fan, complete with Dutch cowboy hat.
Sigga Dora and Sonja looking happy with the day.
The Thailand Champion wait to be wheeled on stage.
Dave and Alex from Alterra in Milwaukee save the day! Love you guys!
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