America’s Region Bromance

Congrats to Mike Phillips and Raul Rodas for taking 1st and 2nd place in the WBC!

A New Champion

2010 World Barista Champion:

Mike Phillips, United States

2nd Raul Rodas, Guatemala

3rd Scott Callaghan, Australia

WBC Finalists 2010

Greece, Guatemala, USA, Australia, Ireland, Denmark.

London Fashion Report day 1 & 2

tight shirts, totally in

Annette's bob = totally hot

stripey shirts = totally in

Mike Phillips has right-sexy socks

a coffee person’s shoe

stripey socks are everywhere

Mike Yung listening to who-knows-what using a clipboard he obviously stole from the Volunteer kiosk

"We're getting a report of a fashion emergency backstage. Send back-up."

blue is the new stainless

socks-n-tatts

Ultimate Barista Showdown Videos by @hasbean [WTF?]

Vodpod videos no longer available.

Vodpod videos no longer available.

Where are they now: @klaus_thomsen (2006)

Name: Klaus Thomsen

Age: 29

Championship year: 2006

When the trophies for the WBC were awarded in Bern no one quite knew the impact of the infamous GOAT.

Auctioned annually as part of the Nordic Cup to raise money for charity the original goat trophy won by Klaus is almost as famous as the man himself.

Now, when not wishing his face ended up on the all new Aeropress box, he works with a stupidly talented pool of coffee professionals in Copenhagen, Denmark as part of The Coffee Collective, and he’s a really awesome guy.

Meanwhile, over at the WLAC

The title of World Latte Art Champion was taken this year by Haruna Murayama. Today she did a guest shift on the WBC brew bar and shared her milk skills with visitors to the show.