Thanks to all of our 2009 Sponsors!

Official Premiere Sponsor:
DaVinci Gourmet

Since 1989, DaVinci Gourmet has been the industry leader in flavored syrups, gourmet sauces, and tea concentrates. DaVinci Gourmet offers nearly 150 different flavors of syrups and sauces in classic, sugar-free and all-natural varieties.

The company takes great pride in being a leading sponsor of Coffee Kids, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the lives of children and families in coffee-growing regions around the world (; and in supporting the specialty coffee community. For more information, visit

Nuova Simonelli

Official Espresso Machine Sponsor: Nuova Simonelli

The Aurelia by Nuova Simonelli is the Official Espresso Machine of the World Barista Championship.

Nuova Simonelli S.p.A. is an industry leader in the production of high quality commercial espresso machines and related equipment. Nuova Simonelli has been manufacturing espresso machines in Belforte del Chienti, Italy since 1936, and today has a worldwide reputation for reliability and innovation. In addition to commercial espresso machines, Nuova Simonelli manufactures grinders, and home and office espresso machines. Nuova Distribution USA, LLC is the Nuova Simonelli North American distribution and technical services office, based in Washington state. It is a direct contact point for American and Canadian clients, and guarantees North American customers both technical assistance and daily deliveries.

Official Grinder Sponsor: MAHLKÖNIG

The K30 Vario and K30 TWIN by MAHLKÖNIG are the Official Grinders of the World Barista Championship.

Since more than 80 years MAHLKÖNIG is the leading brand for high quality, professional grinders. The MAHLKÖNIG-logo stands for quality leadership and innovation.

All products are developed by MAHLKÖNIG-engineers and manufactured by hand in order to fulfill individual customers needs and requirements.

The “grind-on-demand” espresso grinders of the K30 family and K30 TWIN are accepted internationally as outstanding products, awarded with several international design awards and used by numerous national barista champions.

In addition to the broad range of shop-, HORECA- and industrial grinders MAHLKÖNIG focuses on accessory products as coffee dosing systems and the worldwide first and patented grinder cleaner “GRINDZ(TM)”.

Official Cleaning Product Sponsor: Urnex Brands/Puro Caff

Urnex Brands, Inc. is the world’s leading manufacturer of specialty cleaning products for the coffee industry. Founded in 1936, Urnex distributes its products to more than 50 countries from warehouses in New York, Rotterdam, and Hong Kong. Our powder, liquid, and tablet portfolio includes products for both the commercial and domestic sectors of the industry. We are thrilled to be a sponsor of the WBC and wish all competitors the best of luck!

Official Water Sponsor:

Everpure has been manufacturing commercial water treatment products, solutions and services worldwide since 1933, and is dedicated to providing premium quality water for the World Barista Championship as well as supplying award-winning products such as the super high efficiency MRS-600 reverse osmosis system, innovative programs such as SMARTWORKSsm water testing and analysis program, and comprehensive turnkey solutions for their customers. For more information, visit the company’s web site at

Silver Sponsor:

Is it a coincidence that the most fascinating beverages and foods of this world are of completely natural origin? Particularly coffee develops an incredible variety of aromas that are influenced by plant species, growing location and prevailing climatic conditions. Systematic refining of this natural diversity is PROBAT’s goal. Roasting is vital to the taste and aroma of coffee because the potentials of coffee are only unlocked during roasting. PROBAT provides roasting equipment and profound knowledge to enable the roast master to properly operate the roaster and maximize the full potential of his or her coffee.


Bronze Sponsor:
Monin Gourmet Flavorings

With over 90 years of experience, Monin has become the brand of choice of the gourmet flavour business with over 100 flavours available in 100 countries. Monin Gourmet Flavorings offers possibilities as endless as our customers’ imagination. We are a family business built on trust: trust in our employees and trust in our distributors.

We invite you to share our passion for quality and creation and discover why MONIN truly flavours the world. Visit our website at

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WBC Espresso Bar Sponsor:
Daterra Coffee

Medallion Sponsor:
Espresso Warehouse

Espresso Warehouse is proud to again sponsor the WBC. Supplying ‘everything but the coffee’ to café bars since 1997 we have long been supporters of upcoming and leading barista using the reigning WBC champions to style our annual catalogue beverages for the last two years. For us the WBC is a breeding ground for innovation – the barista push us forward and challenge our business.

From essential hardware, Chocolate abyss to Suki loose left tea we have all the bases covered. Log on to for up to date news and new product additions.

Medallion Sponsor:

Set up in Albisola in the immediate post- war period by Giacinto Adolfo Canepa, FAC Spa – Porcellane ACF is today the world’s manufacturer leader of professional cups.

“Fac is a world of values – explains the President Silvia Canepa – set up on complete dedication to the exellence of made in Italy”. Technical and scientific research, teast and certifications are our force, together with a secret formula that makes us the only in the world able to produce guarented cups for professional use characterized by a colour’s brilliance and sturdiness unrivalled until now.

Dairy Sponsor:
Pacific Natural Foods

Coffee Bar Sponsor:

Event Sponsor:
Bodum USA

Trophy Sponsor:
Reg Barber Enterprises

Innovator, master craftsman, and friend to baristas all around the world. This year’s WBC trophies are custom designed and crafted by Mr. Reg Barber.

On behalf of all baristas, thanks Reg!!!

Media Sponsor:
Barista Magazine

Barista Magazine is stoked to be the Official Media Sponsor of the World Barista Championship! For four years, Barista Magazine has helped develop the expertise and character of the barista community through in-depth coverage of all things quality coffee, from the techniques needed to achieve it to the people who make it happen. For the WBC in Atlanta, Barista Magazine is producing a killer event program packed with all the need-to-know info about this, the coffee industry’s pinnacle event of the year. Go baristas!

Coffee Sponsor:
Batdorf & Bronson

Coffee Sponsor:
Counter Culture Coffee

In-kind Sponsor:
Espresso Parts

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