The 2011 championship was held in conjunction with the HOST industry convention in Milan, Italy, and was limited to just 18 competitors. Entrants were instructed to bring a Kenyan coffee of their preference for use, and the title was won by Jeff Verellen of Belgium, a barista at Caffenation.



Competitor Listing

Nation Name Company
Australia Ben Toovey Genovese Coffe
Australia Matthew Davis AIR Coffee Roasters
Austria John Stubberud Kaffee-Alchemie
Belgium Jeff Verellen Caffenation
Canada Steve Souphanthong Social Coffee Compan
England James Hoffmann Square Mile Coffee Roasters
England John Gordon Square Mile Coffee Roasters
England Gwilym Davies Prufrock
Ireland Colin Harmon 3FE
Ireland Megumi Ueno Brew Bar Cafe
Italy Sauro Dall’Aglio
Japan Noriko Sunaga Manly Coffee
Poland Paweł Trzciński Java Coffee Company
Slovakia Pavol Csiba Green Plantation Coffee
Sweden Anne Lunell Koppi *
Sweden Brian W. Jones Dear Coffee, I Love You
USA Robert Benge Cafe Cesura
USA Joshua Wismans Alterra Coffee Roaster

* Competed Using Surrogate