Paul Bassett

Paul Bassett: The trailblazer

Australia’s first World Barista Champion Paul Bassett reflects on his career in coffee, pursuit of flavour, and the global growth of specialty coffee. Paul Bassett is the only person alive who can boast having a World Barista Championship (WBC) title, television series, and Asian coffee chain to his name.
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Agnieszka Rojewska Australia

Agnieszka Rojewska to tour Australia and New Zealand

Almond Breeze Barista Blend is set to host 2018 World Barista Champion Agnieszka “Aga” Rojewska on a specialist coffee tour of Australia and New Zealand. The visit will see the Polish national host coffee masterclasses at venues in Sydney, Melbourne, and Auckland, where she will share her knowledge, expertise, and provide tips on what it takes to compete on the global stage in the highly competitive and growing coffee industry.
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Sasa Sestic

Sasa Sestic announces Australian speaking tour

Ona Coffee and Project Origin Founder Sasa Sestic has announced an Australian speaking tour, which will see him visit Sydney, Melbourne, and Brisbane in June.  Behind Closed Doors: What Goes Into Creating A Specialty Coffee Farm is based on a lecture Sasa delivered at the recent Specialty Coffee Association (SCA) expo in Boston, titled The Future of Specialty: How Innovations in Processing Can Change Perceptions of Specialty Coffee.
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Jooyeon Jeon World Barista Championship

Jooyeon Jeon of South Korea wins 2019 World Barista Championship

Jooyeon Jeon of Momos Coffee in South Korea has become the second female barista to win the World Barista Championship (WBC). Taking over the title from 2018 WBC winner Agnieszka Rojewsk of Poland, Jooyeon was overcome with shock and emotion upon the final announcement at the Specialty Coffee Association Expo in Boston, United States on 14 April.
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Pete Licata

Former World Barista Champion Pete Licata joins Nomad Coffee Group

Nomad Coffee Group has announced that 2013 World Barista Champion Pete Licata will join its team as Research and Development Coffee Consultant.  Pete will join the Nomad Coffee Group team with a clear goal of championing and deepening the coffee culture, knowledge and passion across the Group’s three brands: Veneziano Coffee Roasters, Coffee Hit, and Black Bag Roasters. 
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World Barista Champion Agnieszka Rojewska makes history

When sports champions win a title, they usually pop a giant champagne bottle, enjoy a fancy meal, or hit the after party to bask in their winning glory. For this year’s World Barista Champion Agnieszka Rojewska, the celebrations were a little more subdued.  “I ate Ben & Jerry’s icecream – we don’t have many flavours in Poland – and went to sleep. I was super tired,” she says.  It had been a huge week of competition for 55 national barista champions from across the globe. Each put their heart and soul into their routine, which represented far more than the 15-minute performance at Rai Centre at World of Coffee in Amsterdam in June. 
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Ona Coffee to host WBC-winning coffee cupping

Ona Coffee Marrickville will host a cupping session of Project Origin’s Carbonic Maceration (CM) Selections series on 2 October. The cupping session will allow participants to taste coffees from the different categories of the CM series, including Jasper, Indigo and Diamond coffees. CM Selection coffees exist in washed and natural processes and involve the careful control of specific yeasts during fermentation to create particular flavour experiences.
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