2018 World Barista Championship In Amsterdam

Photo credit: Jeff Hann for World Coffee Events

Over the past four days, baristas from across the globe came together in Amsterdam to compete for the title of  2018 World Barista Champion. Fifty-six competitors representing national bodies across the globe competed in a preliminary round, with the top 16 progressing to the semi-final round and the top six giving their performance one more time in the final round. The winner fo the 2018 competition was Agnieszka Rojewska, who represented Poland for the sixth time on the world championship stage, having competed in the 2015 and 2016 World Barista Championships and 2014 and 2016 World Latte Art Championships.

Photo credit: Jeff Hann for World Coffee Events

Photo credit: Jeff Hann for World Coffee Events

 

Every competitor at the World Barista Championship is a master of their craft. They bring knowledge, technique, and determination to coffee’s biggest stage, representing their coffee community, and together, the global coffee community.

The full ranking for each round of the competition is available below.

Final Round:
RANKING NAME REPRESENTING COMPANY SCORE DQ
1 AGNIESZKA ROJEWSKA POLAND INDEPENDENT 493.0
2 LEX WENNEKER NETHERLANDS FRIEDHATS COFFEE / ESW 436.0
3 MATHIEU THEIS SWITZERLAND MAME 396.5
4 MICHALIS KATSIAVOS GREECE THE UNDERDOG ROASTERS 396.0
5 COLE TORODE CANADA ROSSO COFFEE ROASTERS 368.0
6 JOHN GORDON NEW ZEALAND GORILLA GEAR 358.5

 

The World Barista Championship happens thanks to the incredible work of a dedicated global group of judges and other volunteers who come together to support coffee excellence and global competition. The competitions would also not be possible without the generous support of the companies large and small throughout the world that sponsor the event and bar production every year.

 

2018 Sponsors:

2018 – 2020 Qualified Sponsors —  Victoria ArduinoMahlkönig, Urnex
Water Filtration Sponsor — Pentair/Everpure
WBC Gold Sponsors — DaVinci GourmetToddy
WBC Silver Sponsor — Brewista
WBC Bronze Sponsors — Detpak, Hario, Mathieu Teisseire, The Force Tamper
Competitor Orientation Sponsor — Swiss Water
Origin Trip Sponsor — Ally Coffee
Event Partners:  Jascaffe, Barista & FarmerBKON
Product Partners — Friesche Vlag, Hamilton Beach Commercial
Trophy & Tamper Sponsor — Reg Barber

Espresso Bar Coffee Sponsor — Daterra
Espresso Bar Coffee Roasters — Café Lomi, Climpson & Sons, Haugaard, Kaffitár, Koppa, La Cabra, Ogawa Coffee, Taf Coffee, The Coffee Collective, Toby’s Estate
Espresso Bar Equipment & Product Sponsors — Toddy, The Force Tamper, Scotsman, Detpak, Joco, Oatly

Brew Bar Title Sponsor — Marco
Ceramics Sponsor — Loveramics
Product Sponsors — AeroPress, Inc., Baratza, Chemex, Hario, Kalita, VST, Pentair/Everpure, BrewistaClever, Detpak
Coffee Sponsors — Coffee Commune, Counter Culture Coffee, GreatCoffee by Soren Stiller, Johan & Nyström, Orsir, Soyuz, Square Mile, Stumptown, Taf Coffee, The Barn, The Roasting House, ¡Tierra!,

Team Bar Title Sponsor — PUQPress
Coffee Sponsor — Has Bean
Equipment & Product Sponsors — Victoria ArduinoMahlkönig, UrnexOatly

Source from:
https://worldbaristachampionship.org/full-scores-released-for-the-2018-world-barista-championship-in-amsterdam/