A New World Barista Champion -
Just got back to my hotel here in Tokyo after crowning the new World Barista Champion 2007: James Hoffmann from the UK. His performance was excellent and he did way better in the final round than in the preliminaries. He features a single origin espresso from Costa Rica, used a straight Kenyan in his cappuccinos and mixed the two blends after brewing for his signature drink. James is a really nice guy, whom I’ve been fortunate enough to spend some time with in the last year. I am so happy he’s the new champion and I’m sure he’ll do extremely well.
If you wanna see more detailed reports from the WBC got to zacharyzachary.com. They have done an outstanding job of updating live from the competition floor and back room.