Competitors for the WBC must pass through regional and national competitions to get to the world level. Only one competitor from each country with a sanctioned competition can enter the WBC.

Each year the bar is set higher and higher as competitors train and practice meticulously to get to the World Barista Championship.  Competitors go through the process of planning every element of their presentation: they pick the coffee they want to serve, the cups and decorations, and even the music to set the ambiance for their performance. The competition stage is fierce and calculated but the baristas bring their poise and passion, and deliver a great show!

Additional information from previous World Barista Championships may be found on the History page of this website.