I’ve been busy at work and I almost forgot about SNBC this week that I didn’t even have time to plan leave. Hope to see all of you there. Although SCA’s website didn’t specify the time, I’ve gotten word from one of the competitors that the final day on Saturday, 27 February will start at 11 am, and will end approximately at 4 pm. As Ben Ruane has pointed out in the comments below, SCA has updated their page with the schedule. As with all SNBC’s since 2007, the competition keeps getting tougher each year, thus raising the bar and hopefully, we will see more of a coffee culture in Singapore. Good luck to all the competitors, and we hope this year’s finalist will improve Singapore’s global standing to under #20.
And a shout-out to all the readers attending, free free to comment on this blog (not the facebook post) about the results or any other tidbits. Thanks in advance.
[googleMap name=”Suntec City Convention Centre” description=”Room 303 and 304″]1 Raffles Boulevard Suntec City, Singapore 039593[/googleMap]
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.