first World Barista Championship

A look back at the first World Barista Championship

Espressology’s Instaurator takes a trip down memory lane to his first encounter of the World Barista Championship, and describes the lessons learnt along the way. A competitive nature is a healthy trait. It can motivate you to be curious and inspire you to reach heights you never thought possible. I learnt this first-hand back in 2000 when I went to hire a new barista trainer.
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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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John Ryan Ting

John Ryan Ting crosses the bench

After helping establish Singapore’s specialty coffee industry on the world stage, John Ryan Ting has taken his knowledge, skills, and love of teaching to Indonesia. John Ryan Ting is one of few baristas with experience on both sides of the competition table. Before becoming a certified World Barista Championship (WBC) judge – including at the 2013 WBC in Melbourne – he had two Singapore Barista Champion titles to his name.
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Specialty Coffee Expo

Boston Strong: Specialty Coffee Expo 2019 wrap-up

The 31st Specialty Coffee Expo was a celebration of all things new, shiny and unique. BeanScene relives the show highlights as more than 14,000 guests attended the industry’s annual family reunion. Boston may be the most populous city of the Massachusetts state, but on the week of 9 April it could be argued it also hosted the most international guests. One only had to look at Airbnb and hotel booking websites to learn the city was brimming with visitors. Not only was the US city hosting the Boston Marathon that week, one of the world’s most iconic annual races, but the Specialty Coffee Expo, North America’s biggest coffee event and one of the most prominent fixtures on the global coffee calendar, was being held there too. 
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