2015 Worlds Poster

The 2015 championship was nothing short of a mammoth undertaking, with the event operating as a standalone affair for the first time. Renting a 3,000 square foot venue space and hiring food trucks, DJs and craft breweries to serve free beer allowed the competition to jump into top gear. And just as well, with a field of 35 competitors, a panel of 10 coffee industry judges and an audience of 500 spectators the night of April 9th was the biggest championship to date. The quietly spoken Lukas Zahradnik of Green Plantation Coffee in Slovakia progressed through all rounds, emerging triumphant.

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National Champions

Championship Name Company
Australian Ben Richardson Pablo & Rusty’s
Austrian Chantal Schlacher Kaffemik
Belgian Jeff Verellen Caffenation
Brazilian Edgar Martins Urbe Café
British Colombia Michael Ratcliffe Caffe Artigiano
Canadian Nick Hatch Eight Ounce Coffee
Chinese Yin Meng Yours Coffee
Czech Jiri Sladek Doubleshot Coffee Roastery
Danish Hans Kristian Andersen Copenhagen Coffee Lab
Dutch Floris van der Burg White Label Coffee
English Paulina Miczka Kaffeine
French Thomas Clement Café Cuillier
German Mateusz Petlinski Woyton Roastinc
Hong Kong Tin Lok Chan Craft Coffee Roasters
Hungarian Szabolcs Schubert Madal Cafe
Irish Grzegorz Wincenty-Cichy Kilkenny Design Café
Italian Davide Berti La Chichera Café
Japanese Tetsu Kasuya Coffee Factory
Korean Kim Seungwan Team Answer
Malaysian Isaac Loh The Brew Orchestra
Mexican Ximena Rubio Hernández Rococó Café
New Zealand BK King The Return of Rad
Norwegian Øystein Tangen Berntsen Home Barista
Northern Irish Jonathan Hickinson Established Coffee
Philippino Kathreen Joy Ong Habitual Coffee
Polish Justyna Urbanska Cafe Sztuczki
Scottish Claire Wallace Machina Espresso
Russian Roman Kantola City Coffee
Singaporean Marvyn Tan Home Barista
Slovakia Lukas Zahradnik Green Plantation Coffee
Swedish Oscar Kylmä Koppi
Swiss Kai Keong Ng Bear Brothers and Cow
Taiwanese Lochun Wang Daonanguan Coffee Shop
Turkish Refika Meral Kortun Walters Coffee & Roastery
USA  Rusty Obra  Rusty’s Hawaiian

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