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USA wins WBC 2010

Congratulations, World Barista Champion 2010 Mike Phillips (USA)!

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Mike Phillips is World Barista Champion 2010

1st:  Mike Phillips (USA)

2nd Raul Rodas (Guatemala)

3rd Scottie Callaghan (Australia)

Congratulations to all!

Video – SNBC 2010 Finals – Keith Loh

This is the video of Keith Loh’s (Oriole Cafe) winning performance during the Final Round of the Singapore National Barista Championship 2010. Keith went on to win the Championship and will be representing Singapore in the World Barista Championship held in London later this year.

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SNBC Finalists

The finalists are:

John Ting of Oriole Cafe;
Keith Loh of Oriole Cafe;
Vic of Oriole Cafe;
Suhaimie Sukiman of CuppaChoice;
Ahmad Hidayat of Kith Cafe;
1 other chap whose name escapes me from Spinelli Coffee

My predictions went 4 of 6.

Congratulations and good luck to these individuals. Suhaimie must’ve wowed the judges with his karaoke number. He was so at ease and oozing confidence with his performance yesterday he started singing to his music while pulling shots. :)

Video – SNBC Day 2 – John Ting

Here’s a video of John’s performance at this year’s SNBC. Having participated in SNBC every year since 2007, John has been placed Runner Up in 2007, and Champion in 2008 and 2009. His latest WBC 2009 rank representing Singapore is #21.

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SNBC Predictions

Despite having seen only a handful of performances, I will say that Oriole Cafe should once again dominate the top 3 positions this year. John’s performance was tip-top despite going 2 seconds over the time limit of 15 minutes. Cuppachoice would be my other bet to cinch the top 3’s. Suhaimie’s performance was excellent, especially his signature beverage. My predictions will be:

#1 John Ting of Oriole
#2 Keith Loh of Oriole
#3 Suhaimie Sukiman of Cuppachoice

Other favourites whom I’ve not seen perform will be Ian Consulta of CuppaChoice, Ahmad Hidayat of Kith Cafe.