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The Italian Barista Championship Had Live Scoring?! Yes, It Did. scoop courtesy of @VANSespresso and @NuovaSimonelli

The Italian Barista Championship Had Live Scoring?! Yes, It Did. scoop courtesy of @VANSespresso and @NuovaSimonelli

Yes, it did . The 2013 Italian Barista Championship, a World Coffee Events sanctioned competition, implemented live scoring of the barista competitors throughout each round. Here’s what that looked like: Our friend & colleague Cosimo Libardo of Nuova Simonelli supplied the above pic, and also offered up some details on how live scoring was used at the event. The use of live scoring was not announced prior to the event , and only the organizers and judges knew it was coming. Live scoring was managed via an iPad app , which was also used to take photos of the drinks . At the end of each routine, within 5 minutes scores were published on the electronic billboard. Head judges and members of the WCE board were pleased overall with the scoring, but there will be tweaks before we see it again. So was this just an experiment? Or is it the wave of the future? As ardent competition ...

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