World Barista Championship 2014, Competitors

So here are the 54 national champions who will be competing next week for the title World Barista Champion.

(in alphabetical order)

Argentina – Augustina  Roman, Coffee Town

Australia – Craig Simon, Think Tank Coffee

Austria – Sonja Zweidick

Belgium – Charlene De Buysere, OR Coffee Roasters

Brazil – Leo Moco

Canada – Ben Put, Phil & Sebastian Coffee Roasters

China – Yalian Wu, Chu Family Cafe

Costa Rica – Maria Auxiliadora Bonilla, Cafe Don Mayo

Colombia – Nicolas Rico, Amor Perfecto

Czech Republic – Michal Kocman, Coffee Fusion

Denmark – Soren Stiller Markussen, GreatCoffee

Ecuador – Vinicio Bastidas, Cafe Logia

El Salvador – William Hernandez, Viva Espresso

Finland – Helka Ikonen, Cafe Art

France – Luca Casadei

Germany – Erna Tosberg, Roestbar

Greece – Christos Loukakis, TAF

Guatemala – Jose Miguel Echeverria Donis, Cafe el Injerto

Honduras – Jose Luis Herrera Madrid, Cafe la Estancia

Hong Kong – Kapo Chiu, The Cupping Room

Hungary – Krisztian Nagy, Expresso Cafe Hungary

Indonesia – Yoshua Tanu, Common Grounds Coffee Roastery

Ireland – Pete Williams, 3fe

Italy – Giacomo Vanelli, Pasticceria Vanneli

Japan – Hidenori Izaki, Maruyamacoffee Co., Ltd

Kenya – Eric Kithinji, Nairobi Java House Limited

Lithuania – Vaiva Maskovaite, Caravan

Mexico – Erika Chagoya Leon, GRADIOS!

New Zealand – Hiroko Hanna Teramoto, Espresso Workshop

Norway – Tore Overleir,  Dromedar Kaffebar

Peru – Harrysson Neira, El Café de Harry

Philippines – Kevin Israel Fortu, EDSA Beverage Design Group

Poland – Katarzyna Zyzalo

Portugal – David Coelho

Puerto Rico – Daniel Riviera, Hacienda San Pedro

Republic of Korea – GeunHa Park, Fritz Coffee Corp.

Romania – Stefan Laurentiu, Barista School

Russia – Dmitry Koryukin, Omni Coffee

Singapore – Xin Yi Loke, Common Man Coffee Roasters

Slovakia – Marian Plajdicko

South Africa – Craig Charity, Lineage Coffee

Spain – Javier Garcia, Right Side Coffee Roasters

Sweden – Tobias Palm, Johan&Nyustrum

Switzerland – Nina Rimpl, Henauer Kaffee

Taiwan – Tse-Lin (Berg) Wu,  Simple Kaffa

Thailand – Varrat Vichit-Vadakan, Roots Coffee Roasters

Netherlands – Coen van Sprang, Bocca Coffee Roasters

Turkey –  Koray Erdogdu, Mambocino Coffee

Uganda – Goodfrey Batte, Africa Coffee Academy

Ukraine – Natalia Ostapyuk, World of Coffee

United Arab Emirates – Kushal Kumar Balami,  Raw Coffee Company

United Kingdom – Maxwell Colonna-Dashwood, Colonna & Smalls

United States – Laila Ghambari, Cherry Street Coffee House

Zambia – Dailess Nalwamba, Blue Moon Cafe

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