DUBLIN, Republic of ireland – Berg Wu of Taiwan has emerged victorious as the 2016 World Barista Champion. The competition pitted National Champions from 61 competitors against each other in four days of competition at the World Of Coffee Show in Dublin.
The World Barista Championship, now in its 17th year, is the most prestigious coffee competition in the world. Wu has won a Nuova Simonelli Musica espresso machine, his choice of Mahlkönig EK43 or K30 Vario AIR grinder, a 9 day Origin Trip to Brazil with Ally Coffee, a trip to Swiss Water’s decaffeination plant in Vancouver, BC, a $500 gift voucher from Espresso Supply, and a cover story in Barista Magazine.
2nd place at the 2016 WBC Dublin is Yoshikazu Iwase of Japan, 3rd place is Ben Put of Canada, 4th place is Lem Butler of the USA, 5th place is Charlotte Malaval of France, and 6th Place is Lex Wenneker of The Netherlands.
At this link, you can watch all performances of the six finalists preceded by a short presentation of the sponsors.