Coffee making is not competition!

Posted in COFFEE MOMENTS
on June 15, 2018
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World Barista Championship (WBC): Who is the winner? Why changing passion for competition?

It is competition, which started in Monte Carlo, Monaco in 2000. The first winner was Robert Thoresen from Norway. It is running every year in different place around The World. The last one took place in Amsterdam.

A couple of days ago, somebody told me a story that took place in a Central European country. The barista who bought one of the most expensive coffee beans available, which nobody else could afford, won the national competition.

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In my option, a good barista is a coffee-lover, who knows how to prepare an excellent coffee drink – even from bad coffee beans. It’s much more easy to prepare a good coffee drink from outstanding coffee beans. Only knowledge, skills and passion should matter in competitions. Money and wealthy sponsors should influence the outcome of the competition.

The WBC seems to develop more into a show, which helps to propagate specialty coffee very well. But the future price of this change could be high.

Last but not least, competitions tend to support baristas, who want to be ‘the best’. But ‘the best’ doesn’t exist in real life.

In my option coffee supposed be like the bridge, what will connect us, is not?

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1 Comment

  • furtdso linopv

    Rattling great info can be found on website. “Compassion for myself is the most powerful healer of them all.” by Theodore Isaac Rubin.

    August 5, 2018 at 11:50 pm Reply
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