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.
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.
|2||LEX WENNEKER||NETHERLANDS||FRIEDHATS COFFEE / ESW||436.0|
|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|
2018 – 2020 Qualified Sponsors — Victoria Arduino, Mahlkönig, Urnex
Water Filtration Sponsor — Pentair/Everpure
WBC Gold Sponsors — DaVinci Gourmet, Toddy
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 & Farmer, BKON
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, Brewista, Clever, 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!,