Another good chat with WBC Champ: “Consumers should know if what they’re buying is within 10 months of harvest.”

Consumers should know if what they’re buying is within 10 months of harvest.

via The world’s best barista explains why you’re buying the wrong coffee : Bundle.


WBC Champ continues to wow the media, and us

Hope you’ve enjoyed your summer (or winter if you’re an Aussie).  While we’ve been on holiday, Mr. Phillips has continued to drop great info on the media.  Here’s a podcast interview he gave a few weeks back.

Chicago, meet your world champion barista | Dolinsky Podcast |

World’s Best Barista: Michael Phillips

World’s Best Barista: Michael Phillips Of Chicago’s Intelligentsia.

Although the WBC is over, the press coverage keeps rolling in. Here’s a nice piece from the Huffington Post on Michael.  Seems the HP has become a fan of coffee as of late.


Day One of his Reign

A New Champion

2010 World Barista Champion:

Mike Phillips, United States

2nd Raul Rodas, Guatemala

3rd Scott Callaghan, Australia

Unnofficial Results From The World Aeropress Championship

The winner…is NOT

THE WINNER IS….. Marie Hagemeister! (From Denmark)

Photo via the official WAC blog.

Half Calibrated Judges

The WBC Judge’s completed part I of the WBC calibration and secret pre-competition rituals at the British Medical Association. Part II on Tuesday before they move the show to Olympia.

judgie tastey many many good coffee

Lauro & Giovanni, team NS

HJIT* Morrissey leads a discussion (*head-judge-in-training)

tech judges do tech talk