June 29, 2010, 10:49pm
June 29, 2010, 10:49pm
June 27, 2010, 6:26pm
I had the pleasure to witness the hareem that was the Ibrik/Cezve competition today. Amongst the belly dancing and genie in a bottle the lovely Aysin Aydogdu from our very own UK brought home the first silverware of the week.
The competition seemed to draw in a really good crowd all day which I’m sure was down to the lovely smelling coffee as well as the music and dancing.
For the full results please see the SCAE website at http://www.scae-championships.com/blog/2010/06/wcic-2010-results/
(Lots of pretty pictures to follow.)
June 24, 2010, 11:42pm
A Huge congratulations to Boryana Kotorava (Presumably), or at the very least the Belgian barista who won the Coffee in Good Spirits competition with his flamboyant and enjoyable performance.
Also a big congratulations goes the UK Good Spirits barista, Ed Buston who performed an equally enjoyable performance and scored an incredibly close 2nd.
June 24, 2010, 11:33pm
Congratulations to all competitors but the semi finals for tomorrow and running order will be as follows;
8:30am – 12:00pm Semi-Finals Round (Semi-Finalists 1-12, in scheduled order) Soren Stiller Markussen, DENMARK
Raul Rodas, GUATEMALA
Fabrizio Sencion, MEXICO
Kyle Straw, CANADA
Ana Lucia Hawit, HONDURAS
Michael Phillips, USA
Scottie Callaghan, AUSTRALIA
Yara Castanho, BRAZIL
Thomas Schweiger, GERMANY
Colin Harmon, IRELAND
Alejandro Mendez, EL SALVADOR
Stefanos Domatiotis, GREECE
8:30am – 12:00pm Semi-Finals Round (Semi-Finalists 1-12, in scheduled order)
Soren Stiller Markussen, DENMARK
June 24, 2010, 11:04pm
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June 24, 2010, 12:25pm
Bingo is a rollover today. Please see yesterdays post for your bingo card and rules.
(Hint: If even one of you emails us making it all up youll probably win.)
June 24, 2010, 8:00am
….Part 2. Personally I’m hoping the cartoon network pick this one up, we shall see.
June 24, 2010, 7:44am
Straight into Alex’s Flickr set for the WBC2010. Titles, descriptions and the like will be up later
June 24, 2010, 7:37am
What better way to keep you lot entertained during the WBC than that old British stalwart of Bingo. So we introduce to you a little light hearted fun for you to play along with during the streaming or in person if you are lucky enough to be in London today.
The rules are very simple;
And now for today’s Bingo card;
Good luck all and eyes down.
June 23, 2010, 9:08am
It could be argued that a skill that is required above that of making an exceptional coffee is the ability to taste an exceptional coffee and find the nuances and qualities within the cup. For that the Speciality Coffee Associations award the accolade through the Cup Tasting Championship.
In its 7th year, the competition is a judge of the competitors palette. Providing possibly the most difficult test amongst the various competitions held.
The competitor must pick, from a selection of 3 coffees, the odd one out. They must do this 8 times in total, the winner is decided by who selects the most correct coffees, if there is a draw in count then whomever completes their 8 selections that fastest is crowned the winner.
All coffees are roasted, ground and brewed to the same parameters, so the palette of the competitors are pushed to the limit.
The world cup tasting championship will be held at Caffe Culture on Friday between 9.00am and 3.00pm (9.00-15.00)
Enjoy the slurping!
June 22, 2010, 10:51am