What I thought was the best signature drink from WBC 2009 Day One goes to Akihiro Okada from Japan.
He used a paintbrush to paint the insides of the martini glasses, his paint being the cherry syrup (someone, pls correct me.) Then again, aesthetics may prove misleading, as many a dark chocolate like naked pour have proven lemony beyond all recognition.
World Barista Championship 2009 (WBC) is held at Atlanta, Georgia, USA this year. The venue is at the Georgia World Congress Center, Expo Hall A3. It will be from 15 April 2009 to 19 April 2009, with the actual competition starting on 16th April.
A total of 52 countries are taking part in this event. Singapore will be represented by John Ting from Oriole Cafe. He will be assisted by Oriole Cafe owner, Keith Loh, who came in 2nd place in this year’s Singapore National Barista Championship (SNBC). According to the WBC article on Specialty Coffee Association of America’s (SCAA) website, John Ting’s performance will be the 10th of 19 competitors on the first day, 16th April. The top 6 finalists will be announced on Day Three, Saturday, 18th April 2009, and these 6 will compete in the Final Round on Sunday, 19th April 2009.
To follow up on WBC 2009, you can click on the following links:
World Barista Championship Official Site
This is the official site for WBC and you can find the live video feeds and news updates. Live video feeds will begin on 16th April.