An excerpt from http://www.worldcoffeeevents.org
Berg Wu of Taiwan has emerged victorious as the 2016 World Barista Champion. The competition pitted National Champions from 61 competitors against each other in four days of competition at the World Of Coffee Show in Dublin.
2nd place at the 2016 WBC Dublin is Yoshikazu Iwase of Japan, 3rd place is Ben Put of Canada, 4th place is Lem Butler of the USA, 5th place is Charlotte Malaval of France, and 6th Place is Lex Wenneker of The Netherlands.
World Coffee Events’ mission is to develop events that engage the specialty coffee community and promote coffee excellence. Founded in 2011 by joint cooperation of the Speciality Coffee Associations of Europe and America, World Coffee Events is the premier producer of events for the coffee community and licenses national championships in more than 60 countries involving thousands of participants worldwide. For more information, visit http://www.worldcoffeeevents.org.
World Barista Championship, produced by World Coffee Events, is an annual destination for national barista champions from over 50 countries. In each competition, with numerous local and regional preliminary events, baristas prepare espressos, cappuccinos and original espresso signature drinks to exacting standards for a panel of international judges. (www.worldbaristachampionship.org)