Are you not entertained? Are you not entertained?! The 2022 World Barista Championship and World Brewers Cup have come to a conclusion, and hoo boy, had been they ever barn burners. Like in all sports activities, the occasions are at their most deliciously watchable when the very best carry their greatest stuff. And it’s protected to say that every one 12 rivals left on the Melbourne Worldwide Espresso Expo introduced their A video games all week lengthy.
With fields this stacked, it’s typically fearful that the competitions gained’t be capable to stay as much as the hype, however for each the WBC and WBrC this yr, the hype was actual. Save for 2 rivals in every occasion—Morgan Eckroth and Anthony Douglas within the WBC and Jhon Christopher and Simen Anderson within the WBrC—each competitor has had some degree of World Espresso Championships expertise (and success).
Don’t get me incorrect, everybody loves an underdog, and watching a cinderella make a deep run will at all times be one thing to root for, however one can’t assist however be amazed on the poise and confidence beneath extraordinarily worrying, all-or-nothing eventualities that these veteran rivals continued to carry, even because the stakes acquired greater and better; they’ve been right here earlier than and so they acted prefer it.
There’s rather a lot to unpack in these 12 routines, and that’s one thing we might be doing within the coming weeks as we rewatch the tape and go in-depth with the winners, however proper now it’s time to take a breath and admire what all of us simply witnessed and those who introduced it to us. Listed here are the Finals outcomes for the 2022 World Barista Championship and World Brewers Cup.
World Barista Championship
Winner: Anthony Douglas, Australia
Runner Up: Morgan Eckroth, United States
3. Claire Wallace, United Kingdom
4. Takayuki Ishitani, Japan
5. Benjamin Put, Canada
6. Patrik Rolf, Sweden
World Brewers Cup
Winner: Shih Yuan Hsu (Sherry), Taiwan
Runner Up: Elika Liftee, United States
3. Elysia Tan, Singapore
4. Tomas Taussig, Czech Republic
5. Jhon Christhoper, Indonesia
6. Simen Andersen, Norway
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