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[more] world barista stuff
latest press release from World Coffee Events about combined championships happening in Gothenberg in Sweden:
"This year's World Brewers Cup, World Coffee Roasting Championship, World Cup Tasters Championship, World Latte Art Championship, and World Coffee in Good Spirits Championship produced by World Coffee Events (WCE) will be the highlight of the SCAE Nordic World of Coffee show, June 16-18 at the Swedish Exhibition and Congress Centre in Gothenburg, Sweden.
The 2015 World Brewers Cup (WBrC) brought to you by Hario, World Coffee Roasting Championship (WCRC) brought to you by Proaster, World Cup Tasters Championship, World Latte Art Competition (WLAC), and World Coffee in Good Spirits Championship (WCIGS) will cover over 2,000 square meters during the 3-day competition schedule, attracting an estimated 5,000 visitors. A total of 28 national brewers cup champions, 10 roasters champions, 36 cup tasters champions, 36 latte art champions, and 14 coffee and spirits champions will compete, with only one world champion emerging from each competition."
Don't know about you guys, but have to say it almost feels like overkill to me… just too many "world … championships". Maybe I'm getting to be an old fart, but I liked it when there were just WBC's and World Latte Art champs; actually the thing that killed it for me was when I was covering the World Latte art champs in Melbourne last year and realised there was nothing about the coffee - i.e. they only cared about the pretty patterns, not the quality of the coffee underneath! :doh: