National champions from all over the world gathered in Australia for this year's Melbourne World Coffee Championships that take place from the 27th to the 30th of September. Champions compete in two categories: World Barista Championship and World Brewers Cup.
Hosted by the Melbourne International Coffee Expo (MICE), competitors will serve coffees to judges in front of excited coffee fans on the world stage.
The article is updated regularly to give you more news about the championships, schedule and links to performances.
As usual, we feature the European champions and below you can find a complete overview of all baristas we will see on the world's stages in both categories. In case you can't be present in Melbourne, you can watch the livestream online.
Congratulations to the 2022 World Barista Champion Anthony Douglas from Australia 🇦🇺
And to the amazing finalists: 2. Morgan Eckroth, United States 3. Claire Wallace, United Kingdom 4. Takayuki Ishitani, Japan 5. Benjamin Put, Canada 6. Patrik Rolf, Sweden
Congratulations to the 2022 World Brewers Cup Champion Shih Yuan Hsu (Sherry) from Taiwan 🇹🇼
And the amazing finalists: 2. Elika Liftee, United States 3. Elysia Tan, Singapore 4. Tomas Taussig, Czech Republic 5. Jhon Christhoper, Indonesia 6. Simen Andersen, Norway
Huge thanks to all the competitors for all the inspiration and beautiful emotions!
Finals of World Coffee Championships 2022:
The final open service presentations of the World Brewers Cup 2022 will happen on 30th September between 2:00 am CET and 5:30 am CET. The award ceremony will happen between 6:30 am CET to 7:30 am CET.
The final open service presentations of the World Barista Championship will happen on 30th September between 2:30 am CET and 6:30 am CET. The award ceremony will happen between 7:30 am CET and 8:00 am CET.
Finalists of the World Barista Championship 2022:
Congratulations to the 2022 World Barista Championship finalists!
– Claire Wallace, United Kingdom – Benjamin Put, Canada – Takayuki Ishitani, Japan – Patrik Rolf, Sweden – Morgan Eckroth, United States – Anthony Douglas, Australia
Tomorrow the finals will kickoff on 30th September, 2:00am CET. Fingers crossed the most for our European Champions – Claire and Patrik!
Finalists of the World Brewers Cup 2022:
Congratulations to the World Brewers Cup Championship 2022 finalists:
– Shih Yuan Hsu (Sherry), Taiwan – Jhon Christhoper, Indonesia – Simen Andersen, Norway – Elika Liftee, United States – Tomas Taussig, Czech Republic – Elysia Tan, Singapore
Finals will kick off on 30th September from 2:30am CET! Fingers crossed the most for our European Champions – Simen and Tomas!
European Semi-finalists of World Barista Championship 2022:
They will join the other semi-finalists Benjamin Put | Canada, Takayuki Ishitani | Japan, Boram Um | Brazil, Michaela Ruazol-Recera | UAE, Morgan Eckroth | USA, Keith Koay | Malaysia, Anthony Douglas | Australia, Abdullah Almasan | Saudi Arabia to compete for the title of the World Barista Champion 2022!
European World Barista Championship 2022 competitors: