Our Valued Sponsor
OpinionsConsumer ReviewsGuides and How TosCoffeeGeek ReviewsResourcesForums
coffeegeek resources
Press Releases
WBC Sponsor Announcement
Press release from WBC, Date: July 16, 2008
Recent Press Releases

Bodum USA Recalls Coffee Presses Sold Exclusively at Starbucks Due to Laceration
Press Release, Bodum, Jan 28, 2014

Canadian Coffee Companies Committed to Rainforest Alliance Certification
Press Release, Rainforest Alliance, Oct 17, 2013

Coffee Fest Seattle 2013 Shows Tremendous Strength for U.S. Specialty Coffee Ind
Press Release, Coffee Fest, Oct 10, 2013

CoffeeTalk media annonces winner of Making A Difference
Press Release, Coffee Talk, Sep 18, 2013

SCAA Honors Project Focused on Ending Poverty and Hunger
Press Release, SCAA, Feb 16, 2013

See all press releases.

Submit your press release to our news editor. (submission of press release does not guarantee publication)

LONDON (July 16, 2008) – The World Barista Championship (WBC) will announce the official espresso machine and coffee grinder sponsors for its 2009 – 2011 competitions on August 29, 2008 at 1:00 PM GMT.  

The live announcement will be broadcast from the International Coffee Organization headquarters in London on the WBC’s website at http://www.worldbaristachampionship.com.

Once every 3 years, leading manufacturers of commercial coffee machines vie for the prestigious opportunity to have their equipment featured as the official tools used by national barista champions from around the world at the annual World Barista Championship.  All candidates considered for equipment sponsorship must meet exacting technical standards set and tested by the WBC, but only one supplier from each category may prevail as the official sponsor.

In the most recent contest held this June in Copenhagen, national barista champions from 51 countries converged to compete for the title of world’s top coffee maker in front of a live audience of several hundred spectators and thousands of online viewers.

Each competitor prepared 4 espressos, 4 cappuccinos and 4 original signature drinks of their own creation for a panel of experienced WBC judges.  Seven judges, including one head judge, 4 sensory judges and 2 technical judges evaluated the taste of beverages served, cleanliness, creativity, technical skill and overall presentation of the competitors.

Next year’s World Barista Championship will be held April 16-19, 2009 in Atlanta, Georgia U.S.A. in conjunction with the 2009 Specialty Coffee Association of America Annual Symposium and Exposition.

About World Barista Championship UK Ltd.
World Barista Championship UK Ltd is jointly owned and operated by the Specialty Coffee Associations of America and Europe. The first WBC competition took place in Monte Carlo in October 2000 and has since held annual competitions Miami, Oslo, Boston, Trieste, Seattle, Berne, Tokyo and Copenhagen. The organization’s next event will be held in Atlanta, Georgia U.S.A., April 16-19, 2009.   For more information, please visit http://www.worldbaristachampionship.com.

Login Password
forgot pw | signup
Rancilio Silvia - How to
Step by step guide for easy brewing and steaming with the Rancilio Silvia
Stefano's Espresso Care
Repair - Parts - Sales
Factory Authorized &
Trained Technician
Experience Qualia Coffee
Indescribably good coffee from DC's premier shop roaster with the widest selection & freshest beans.
Home | Opinions | Consumer Reviews | Guides & How Tos | CoffeeGeek Reviews | Resources | Forums | Contact Us
CoffeeGeek.com, CoffeeGeek, and Coffee Geek, along with all associated content & images are copyright ©2000-2015 by Mark Prince, all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated. Content, code, and images may not be reused without permission. Usage of this website signifies agreement with our Terms and Conditions. (0.180259943008)
Privacy Policy | Copyright Info | Terms and Conditions | CoffeeGeek Advertisers | RSS | Find us on Google+