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pre-WBC pause that refreshes

April 16th, 2009

It’s been a whirlwind few days leading up to my appointment as official press secretary and handwriting scribe for the US Barista team. I flew into Atlanta on Saturday to allow plenty of time for civilian adventures, which included but were not limited to old friends, a perplexing burger experience, a tour of the Atlanta […]

I accosted Canadian Barista Champion Sammy Piccolo in between his coffee at Octane and his volunteer dogwalking schedule to grill him a little bit before the competition heats up Thursday in Hotlanta. Here’s what he had to say… Have you ever competed in the WBC before? Yes this is my fourth time. I am from before […]

Photo stolen from Emma Markland-Webster. Carl Sara is a smart-alek from New Zealand who has competed thrice already in the World Barista Championships. He takes a break from flying with his entourage from Auckland to Atlanta to answer a few questions. You’re really into competing in the World Barista Championship. Is it  because it’s the […]

wbc lineup finalized

April 10th, 2009

Updated list here. xo lc

Photo by James Hoffmann. Gwilym Davies is the 2009 United Kingdom Barista Champion. Although his house is not often docked near the internet, he managed to find a little time to talk to twitchy.org in between picking out his finest competition tweed. Hello Gwilym. Thanks for taking the time to answer these questions. As you […]

wbc 2009 competitor list!

April 6th, 2009

[updated 04.12.09] This should be the final schedule of competitors for the 2009 World Barista Championship. See you all in a few days… Day One (Thursday, April 16), 11:00am EST 1. Chia-Ming Tsao (Taiwan) 2. Oleksandr Khadshy (Ukraine) 3. Jin Bao Lin (China) 4. Melanie D’Lores Nunes (Belgium) 5. Sander Schat (The Netherlands) 6. Philipp […]

Photo by Brent Fortune. In our continuing—relentless, really—pre-World Barista Championship media blitz coverage, twitchy.org is proud to bring Raul Rodas, Barista Champion of Guatemala, onto the velvet interview couch for a wee chat… What’s coffee culture like in Guatemala? Its very exciting because you have the job of transmiting all the knowledge about coffee industry and […]

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