May 29, 2013

2013 World Barista and Brewers Cup Champions

World Coffee Events Announces 2013 World Barista and Brewers Cup Champions

Sunday May 26th, World Coffee Events (WCE) announced the 2013 World Barista Champion and 2013 World Brewers Cup Champion at the Melbourne International Coffee Expo (MICE) in Melbourne, Australia.

The 2013 World Barista Champion is Pete Licata from the USA and the 2013 World Brewers Cup Champion is Erin McCarthy from the USA.

A total of 51 National Barista Champions and 19 National Brewer Champions competed in the 14th World Barista Championship and the 3rd World Brewers Cup respectively.

Both Championships took place over four days at Melbourne Showgrounds as part of the MICE expo. Thousands of coffee fans from Australia and around the globe attended the event, and 41,275 viewers streamed the competitions live online.


World Barista Championship
Champion: Pete Licata, Parisi Coffee, USA
2nd: Matthew Perger, St ALi, Australia
3rd: William Hernandez, Viva Espresso, El Salvador
4th: Colin Harmon, 3FE, Ireland
5th: Nick Clark, Flight Coffee – Specialty Coffee Roasters, New Zealand
6th: Francesco Sanapo, Independent, Italy

World Brewers Cup
Champion: Erin McCarthy, Counter Culture Coffee, USA
2nd: Jung In-Sung, Koreait College, South Korea
3rd: Joshua Tarlo, Pig Iron Coffee Roasters, Canada
4th: Sang Ho Park, Square Mile Coffee Roasters, UK
5th: Carolina Franco de Souza, Lucca Cafes Especiais, Brazil
6th: Tibor Varady, Espresso Embassy, Hungary

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The 14th World Barista Championship is brought to you by title sponsor, Natvia

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