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World Barista Championship Teams: The New Competition for 2016

There’s only one World Barista Champion – but that doesn’t mean there’s only one winner. Not any more.

Because this year, World Coffee Events are announcing the WBC Teams Competition.

A fun competition celebrating the fact that there’s a team behind every competitor – the producer, the green buyer, the roaster, the coach – WBC aims to add even more camaraderie to the event.

It won’t affect the competitors’ rankings in any way, nor will it require any additional work. All the barista competitors have to do is give their usual 15-minute performance. But this time, there’s even more chance of winning.

All teams are equally weighted, based on historical rankings, to make the competition fair. And the winners will receive an all-expenses paid trip to the Cafe Show in Seoul, the location of WBC 2017, this November.

So who will you be rooting for?

TEAM KNOCKBOX

Australia    Mexico
Puerto Rico Switzerland
Taiwan     Zambia

TEAM BLEND     

Austria      Costa Rica
Finland     
Hong Kong
Romania       Slovakia

TEAM BREW

Ireland    Lithuania
Malaysia    New Zealand
Iran            Ukraine

TEAM ESPRESSO

Belgium     Brazil
Denmark    Ecuador
Japan          Spain

TEAM EXTRACT

Greece       Kenya
Russia    
South Africa
South Korea  Turkey

TEAM PORTAFILTER

Belarus     Colombia
Iceland     
Philippines
Poland          USA

TEAM PRESSURE

China           Germany
Guatemala   India
Italy             Serbia

TEAM SCALE

Nicaragua   Vietnam
Czech Republic Hungary
Netherlands Canada

TEAM STEAM

El Salvador   Honduras
Latvia            Norway
Singapore      Thailand

TEAM TAMPER

France          Indonesia
Portugal   
Sweden
UAE            United Kingdom

SEE ALSO: Live from SCAE World of Coffee Dublin 2016

Feature photo credit: World of Coffee Dublin

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