2011 WORLD BARISTA CHAMPION:
ALEJANDRO MENDEZ, EL SALVADOR (710.5)
2nd Pete Licata, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA (659.5)
3rd Matt Perger, AUSTRALIA (659)
4th Javier Garcia, SPAIN (631.5)
5th Miki Suzuki, JAPAN (629.5)
6th John Gordon, UNITED KINGDOM (613.5)
The World Barista Championship (WBC) is the preeminent international coffee competition. The organization – founded by the Speciality Coffee Association of Europe and the Speciality Coffee Association of America focuses on promoting excellence in coffee, advancing the barista profession, and engaging a worldwide audience with an annual championship event that serves as the culmination of local and regional events around the globe.
|When:||Thursday, June 2 at 9:00 am until
Sunday, June 5 at 5:00 pm
The 2011 World Barista Championship took place in Bogota, Colombia. Bogota is the capital and the largest city of Colombia. Bogota is the main economic and industrial center of Colombia. Colombia is also the home of coffee. It produces the most distinct arabica coffee that we enjoy today. Colombia Coffee is a protected designation of origin granted by the EU (2007) that applies to the coffee produced in Colombia. Colombian coffee has a distinct taste and of high quality. The main importers of Colombian Coffee are United States, Germany, France, Japan, and Italy.Regional climate change associated with global warming has caused Colombian coffee production to decline since 2006 from 12 million 132-pound bags, the standard measure, to 9 million bags in 2010. To learn more about Colombian Coffee please click here. If you are interested in visiting Bogota, and want to get more info about city click here.