Hosts

Peter Giuliano, SCAA

Steve Leighton, Hasbean Coffee

Sponsors

Nuova Simonelli Logo

MAHLKÖNIG logo

Urnex Logo Since 1936

 

 

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Featured in HOST Milano, Oct 18-22


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The Champions

2013 Champion, Pete Licata Raul Rodas 2012 WBC Champion Alejandro Mendez 2011 WBC Champion Michael Philips 2010 WBC Champion Gwilym Davis 2009 WBC Champion Stephen Morrissey 2008 WBC Champion
Pete Licata
2013 WBC Champion
Raul Rodas
2012 WBC Champion
Alejandro Mendez
2011 WBC Champion
Michael Philips
2010 WBC Champion
Gwilym Davies
2009 WBC Champion
Stephen Morrissey
2008 WBC Champion
Matthew Perger

James Hoffmann
2007 WBC Champion

Stefanos Domatiotis
2012 Greek National
Champion and
WBC Top-Finalist

Colin Harmon
2013 Irish National Champion and
WBC Top-Finalist

Matt Perger
2013 Australian National Champion and WBC Top-Finalist

Francesco Sanapo
2013 Italian National Champion and
WBC Top-Finalist

Fabrizio Sencion
2012 Mexican National Champion and
WBC Top-Finalist

A brand new feature activity "WBC All-Stars" brought to you by World Coffee Events and NuovaSimonelli, is taking place at the HOST Milan event in the Fieramilano from 18-22 October 2013. The World Barista Championship (WBC) was established in 2000, with the first event taking place in Monte Carlo. Since then, the competition has circled the globe crowning 14 world champions and hundreds of national champions.

For 5 days in a row, the world's best baristas will be featured in activities, including: espresso & cappuccino challenges, on-demand performances, reflections on their "champion" year, Coffee Talk Show interviews and a pop quiz segment, surprise challenges, and more! 

In addition, guest hosts, Peter Giuliano of SCAA and Steve Leighton of HasBean Coffee will be guiding us behind the judging table with tips presented by Sonja Björk Grant, WBC certified head judge, and opportunities to taste coffees made by the World's best! The roster of ALL-STAR baristas includes the current WBC Champion, Pete Licata (USA)!

For more information email info@worldcoffeeevents.org. Or, join in the conversation on Twitter @WCoffeeEvents using #WBCAllStars #askthechampion.

Schedule

DAY ONE: Friday, October 18

10:00-10:30 EMCEE INTRODUCES DAY
10:30-11:15
SIGNATURE BEV DECONSTRUCTED
Colin Harmon
11:15-11:45
KNOCKBOX NEWS (Sit-down with Colin)
Colin Harmon
12:15-13:00
MYSTERY BOX ESPRESSO CHALLENGE
Raul Rodas, Colin Harmon
13:00-13:30
KNOCKBOX NEWS (Sit-Down with Colin)
Colin Harmon
13:30-14:30 BREAK
14:30-15:15
MYSTERY BOX CAPPUCCINO CHALLENGE
Raul Rodas, Stefanos Domatiotis
15:15-15:45
KNOCKBOX NEWS (Sit-Down with Raul & Stefanos)
Raul Rodas, Stefanos Domatiotis
16:15-17:15
POP QUIZ
brought to you by Beyond the Bean
Raul Rodas, Colin Harmon, Stefanos Domatiotis
17:15-17:45 KNOCKBOX NEWS (Sit-Down with Raul, Colin & Stefanos)
17:45-18:00 DAY 1 RECAP

DAY TWO: Saturday, October 19

10:00-10:30 EMCEE INTRODUCES DAY
10:30-11:15
SIGNATURE BEV DECONSTRUCTED
Raul Rodas
11:15-11:45
KNOCKBOX NEWS (Sit-down with Raul)
Raul Rodas
12:15-13:00
MYSTERY BOX CAPPUCCINO CHALLENGE
Colin Harmon, Gwilym Davies
13:00-13:30
KNOCKBOX NEWS (Sit-Down with Gwilym)
Gwilym Davies
13:30-14:30 BREAK
14:30-15:15
MYSTERY BOX INGREDIENT CHALLENGE
brought to you by Beyond the Bean
Alejandro Mendez, Stefanos Domatiotis
15:15-15:45
KNOCKBOX NEWS (Sit-Down with Alejandro & Stefanos)
Alejandro Mendez, Stefanos Domatiotis
15:45-16:15
KNOCKBOX NEWS (The Impact of the WBC on café culture)
Sonja Grant
16:15-17:00
MYSTERY BOX ESPRESSO CHALLENGE
Gwilym Davies, Pete Licata
17:00-17:30
KNOCKBOX NEWS (Sit-Down with Gwilym, Pete & Matt)
Gwilym Davies, Pete Licata, Matt Perger
17:30-17:45 DAY 2 RECAP

DAY THREE: SUNDAY, October 20

10:00-10:30 EMCEE INTRODUCES DAY
10:30-11:15
POP QUIZ
brought to you by Beyond the Bean

Fabrizio Sencion, Francesco Sanapo, and John Gordon

11:15-11:45
KNOCKBOX NEWS (Sit-down with Fabrizio)
Fabrizio Sencion
12:15-13:00
MYSTERY BOX ESPRESSO CHALLENGE
Matt Perger, Stefanos Domatiotis
13:00-13:30
KNOCKBOX NEWS (Sit-Down with Matt)
Matt Perger
13:30-14:30 BREAK
14:30-15:15
SIG BEV DECONSTRUCTED Pete Licata
15:15-15:45
KNOCKBOX NEWS (Sit-Down with Pete)
Pete Licata
15:45-16:15 HISTORY OF WBC & CONVERSATION WITH SONJA GRANT
16:15-17:00
MYSTERY BOX CAPPUCCINO CHALLENGE
Fabrizio Sencion, Francesco Sanapo
17:00-17:30
KNOCKBOX NEWS (Sit Down with Fabrizio & Francesco)
Fabrizio Sencion, Francesco Sanapo
17:30-17:45 DAY 3 RECAP

DAY FOUR: Monday, October 21

10:00-10:30 EMCEE INTRODUCES DAY
10:30-11:15
SIG BEV DECONSTRUCTED
Fabrizio Sencion
11:15-11:45
KNOCKBOX NEWS (Sit Down with James)
James Hoffmann
12:15-13:00
MYSTERY BOX ESPRESSO CHALLENGE
James Hoffmann, Francesco Sanapo
13:00-14:00 BREAK
14:00-15:00
POP QUIZ
brought to you by Beyond the Bean
James Hoffmann, Gwilym Davies, Pete Licata
15:00-15:30
KNOCKBOX NEWS (Sit Down with James, Gwilym & Pete)
James Hoffmann, Gwilym Davies, Pete Licata
16:00-16:45
MYSTERY BOX CAPPUCCINO CHALLENGE
James Hoffmann, Pete Licata
16:45-17:15
KNOCKBOX NEWS (Sit Down with James & Pete)
James Hoffmann, Pete Licata
17:15-17:30 DAY 4 RECAP

DAY FIVE: Tuesday, October 22

10:00-10:30 EMCEE INTRODUCES DAY
10:30-11:15
PERSONAL PRESENTATION
brought to you by Beyond the Bean
Pete Licata
11:45-12:30
JUDGE LIKE A JUDGE
brought to you by Beyond the Bean
Sonja Grant (with Pete Licata)
12:30-13:00
KNOCKBOX NEWS (Sit Down with Sonja & Lauro)
Sonja Grant, Lauro Fioretti
13:00-14:00
EVENT RECAP AND COMMENTARY
All All-Stars

The WBC All-Stars is brought to you by:

WBC Qualified Sponsors:

Nuova Simonelli Logo MAHLKÖNIG logo Urnex Logo Since 1936

 
 

Event Partners:

Home to the much loved Sweetbird, Beyond the Bean has over 15 years’ experience in developing great tasting products for the café bar and foodservice industries. Exporting to over 40 countries from our offices in the UK, USA  and Australia, we are responsible for Cosy Tea, Zuma Frappes and Chocolates and of course, Sweetbird Syrups, Sauces and Smoothies.
 

LOVERAMICS is a young and energetic brand making contemporary tabletop items that are functional and fun. Our Professional Coffee Cups are designed for all coffee lovers and baristas. Manufactured under SCAE and SCAA standards, the cup allows every coffee specialty to develop its full flavour well with quality high fired porcelain. http://www.loveramics.com/

Smallwares Sponsor:

Hershey's Caffettiera was established in Hong Kong since 2009 with affiliates across China and Taiwan. We offer onestop-shop coffee tools from beans to cups, direct-trade of beans from farmers/estates, in-shop roast and run Hazel & Hershey, a retail boutique coffee shop in Hong Kong. The key brands we distribute are Kalita, Bonavita, Hario, Mahlkonig, Ditting, Anfim, Mazzer and Nuova Simonelli. We cooperate with manufacturers on supplying cups, digital thermometer and barista aprons and we are authorized SCAE centre which provides professional trainings to barista across all regions.

 

Milk Sponsor:

The Milk Center of Brescia has been one of the most important Italian Dairy companies since 1931. Thanks to our experience we made Recappuccio, a special milk designed to achieve the best professional and tasting performances. Give your customers an intense flavor and a dense creamy foam for a total pleasing & soft cappuccino experience.

 

Espresso Sponsors:

Maruyama Coffee