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Nov 10, 2017

World Barista Championship 2017

World Barista Championship

 

The World Barista Championship is well under way. Here are the results after the preliminary round:

CURRENT ROUND ONE RANKINGS:
RANKNAMECOUNTRYCOMPANY
1Hugh KellyAustraliaOna Coffee
2André EiermannSwitzerlandUcc Coffee Switzerland
3Ben PutCanadaMonogram Coffee
4Jun-Bae BangSouth KoreaAndrea Plus
5Kapo ChiuHong KongCupping Room Coffee Roasters
6Dale HarrisUnited KingdomHasbean Coffee
7Miki SuzukiJapanMaruyama Coffee
8Francesco MasciulloItalyDitta Artigianale
9Kyle RamageUSABlack & White Coffee
10Konstantinos IatridisGreeceTaf
11Jason LooMalaysiaYellow Brick Road Café
12Lavinia TomaRomaniaOrigio
13Yoshua TanuIndonesiaCommon Grounds / St Ali
14Melody LuTaiwanSingle Origin Espresso & Roast
15Jeremy ZhangChinaM2m Coffee
16Merijn GijsbersNetherlandsAlpro & Het Koffiegenootschap
17Sonja ZweidickDenmarkBarista Connect
18Steven MoloneySwedenThe Barista League
19Natalia PiotrowskaPolandBless Coffee Roasters
20Mai EsonUAEThe Espresso Lab
21Marco De Sousa RosaFranceMaxicoffee
22Martin ShabayaKenyaArtcaffe Coffee And Bakery
23Jan SkerikCzech RepublicDouble B Coffee & Tea
24Nisan AgcaTurkeyIndependent
25Diego CamposColombiaAmor Perfecto
26Víctor Flores MenéndezEl SalvadorBiscuit Factory
27Laurynas ArlauskasLithuaniaCoffee Hill
28David CoelhoPortugal7groaster
29Srettakarn VeerakultevonThailandFactory Coffee
30Terence TanSingaporeSantino Coffee Specialists
31Leo MoçoBrazilBarista Coffee Bar
32Sergei StepanchukRussiaLaboratoria Coffee
33Chloe Jess NattrassGermanyIndependent
34Rory RosenbergNorwayKaffa And Oslo Cold Brew
35Luis FeriaMexicoMas Café
36Jarno PeräkyläFinlandBean & Burner
37Niall WynnIrelandProper Order Coffee Co
38Silvester Dan SamontePhilippinesEl Union
39Tran Que HânVietnamBosgaurus Coffee
40Ariel BravoCosta RicaCafering & La Máquina De Café
41Winston ThomasSouth AfricaOrigin Coffee Roasting
42Renat MamatkazinUkraineLion Coffee
43Michael PremAustriaPrem Frischkaffee
44Raimonds ZadvornovsLatviaKalve Coffee
45Mary PortilloHondurasCafé Capucas
46Martin KarabinosSlovakiaLeroy
47Mario IdrovoEcuadorSweet & Coffee / Café Del Ecuador
48Attila FerencziHungaryGoosebumps Coffee Lab
49Cesar Eduardo BermejoPanamaLeto Coffee Brew Bar
50Javad AkbariIranIndependent
51Jenner FuentesGuatemalaIq Café
52Jorge Luis ParamoNicaraguaDelafinca
53Edwin GorritzPuerto RicoBarista Squared
54Paras BindraIndiaTravel Food Services
55Axel SimónSpainMare Terra Green Coffee
56Dove ChenNew ZealandGrey St Kitchen
57Evgeni PinchukovBelarusKitchen Coffee Roasters
58Mark OkutaUganda

The top 16 semi-finalists will compete tomorrow, at the Seoul Café Show, starting at 02:52am (GMT +2). Live Streaming is available at: https://worldbaristachampionship.org/2017-world-barista-championship-seoul/

Unfortunately, SA Barista Champion did not make it to the semi-finals but he gave a great performance. If you missed his performance live you can watch it here: https://worldbaristachampionship.org/2017-world-barista-championship-seoul/ (Streams and Past Performances -> Station 1 -> South Africa Winston Thomas).

Two members of  Winston’s Team, Team Espresso, have advanced to the semi-finals:

6 United Kingdom (Dale Harris)

14 Taiwan (Melody Lu)

We, at Origin, wish all of the competitors the best of luck and are excited to see who takes the gold this year.