A lot of people enjoy coffee. In fact a lot of us say that they wouldn’t make it through a day without cup of joe. Of course, not everyone is good at making coffee. It is rather like many people cook but are by no means good at it.
Luckily for us there are many coffeeshops now. We can now hop on over to our favorite cafe andask the barista to whip up our favorite brew.
Wouldn’t it be cool if your favorite barista became the world champion? They hold the World Barista Champion every year and 45 countries currently compete. The current champion is Claus Thomsen of Denmark. You never know, your favorite maker of coffee may just be the next champion.
Anyone interested to compete will have to really know how to make their espresso. They will be required to make a total of 12 drinks – 4 espressos, 4 cappuccinos and 4 cups of their signature beverage. They are judged not only on the taste of their brew, they are also rated on their presentation and latte art.
If you are a barista and interested to participate in the competition why not check if your country has its own national or regional competitions. If there aren’t any being held in your country yet, you may want to organize your own competitions and take part in the next championships. The 2007 World Barista Championship is scheduled to take place in Antwerp, Belgium from May 18 to May 20. For more information visit the WBC homepage here.
[tags]coffee,barista,competition,world barista championship, espresso,cappuccino[/tags]
Originally posted on August 14, 2006 @ 7:22 pm