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Heading to the southern hemisphere for the first time, the 2013 championship was held in Melbourne, Australia and constituted the first time the event was held in the evening amongst a party environment. Alongside La Marzocco and Five Senses at their “Brews ‘n’ Bats” coffee and ping-pong event, a field of 18 competitors was topped by Jeff Verellen of Belgium, taking home his second world title.

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Competitor List

Nation Name Company
Australia Joseph Liu Home Barista
Australia Devin Loong Auction Rooms
Australia Mitch Hayes Double Barrel
Australia Junji Tai Mecca
Belgium Jeff Verellen Caffenation *
Denmark Tobias Mosegaard Jensen Sigfred’s Kaffebar
Hungary Tibor Varady Espresso Embassy *
Iceland Torfi Þór Torfason formally The Coffee Collective
Ireland Mark Ashbridge *
Japan Shinya Okabe Fukuoka *
Korea Park Byung-kyu Coffea Coffee *
Norway Ingri Margrethe Johnsen Solberg & Hansen
Poland Julia Ślązak Relaks Cafe *
Sweden Dinh Phong Nguyen Home Barista *
Taiwan Jonathan “Sunbear” Chao Taipei
UK Isa Verschraegen Talkhouse Coffee *
USA Andy Sprenger Ceremony Coffee Roasters *
USA Wille Yli-Luoma Heart Roasters

* National Championship Winner

 

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