2013 World Barista Champion Announced

A few minutes ago, World Coffee Events (WCE) announced Pete Licata from the USA, the champion of its 2013 World Barista Championship hosted at the Melbourne International Coffee Expo (MICE) in Melbourne, Australia.

Australia's Matt Perger from St Ali performed brilliantly, winning second place. The 2013 World Barista Final results are:
  1. Pete Licata, United States from Parisi Coffee 
  2. Matthew Perger, Australia from St Ali 
  3. William Hernandez, El Salvador from Viva Espresso 
  4. Colin Harmon, Ireland from 3FE 
  5. Nick Clark, New Zealand from Flight Coffee - Specialty Coffee Roasters 
  6. Francesco Sanapo, Italy
A total of 51 National Barista Champions took part in the competition and the 2013 World Barista Championship is in Australia for the very first time as part of MICE, Australia's largest coffee show.

The finals of the 14th World Barista Championship entertained coffee fans from Australia and around the world. The 800 seat grandstand at Melbourne Showgrounds was filled and it has been live streamed by many unique viewers around the world.

For more information visit: www.worldbaristachampionship.org/. You can view videos from MICE and the 2013 World Barista Championship at: http://new.livestream.com/wbc2013