26 Aug '16, 3pm

Competitive Coffee Lets Loose: The Barista League

Competitive Coffee Lets Loose: The Barista League

The Barista League Brings Baristas, Brewing Methods and Beers Together for a Fun Take on Coffee Competitions BY MIKE AKINS SPECIAL TO BARISTA MAGAZINE No doubt about it—the title of World Barista Champion is the most impressive one can achieve in the global specialty-coffee industry. But can the WBC champ brew espresso handcuffed to a partner and blindfolded? That’s the kind of thing that goes on at a Barista League competition—common barista tasks are reimagined in a lighthearted contest more about having fun and building community than trophies and titles. Anne Lunell and her partner in Pineapple sniff to success, at Koppi Fine Coffee Roasters, Helsingborg, Sweden, Barista League II The Barista League was born out of the necessity for coffee people to get together, exchange ideas, be inspired by one another, and have a good time making coffee. It was dreamed up by Steve ...

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