- Pete Licata, United States from Parisi Coffee
- Matthew Perger, Australia from St Ali
- William Hernandez, El Salvador from Viva Espresso
- Colin Harmon, Ireland from 3FE
- Nick Clark, New Zealand from Flight Coffee - Specialty Coffee Roasters
- Francesco Sanapo, Italy
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.