Taiwanese barista named 2016 world champion

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2016/06/26
By: Wu Hsin-yun and Kuo Chung-han

Taipei, June 26 (CNA) Berg Wu (吳則霖) won the World Barista Championship (WBC) in Dublin,

Berg Wu. (CNA file photo)

Berg Wu. (CNA file photo)

Ireland, on Saturday, the first Taiwanese and only the second Asian to win the honor since the competition started in 2000.

The competition pitted national champions from more than 50 countries against each other in four days of competition at the World of Coffee Show in the Irish capital.

The competitors each had to prepare four espressos, four cappuccinos, and four original signature drinks to exacting standards in a 15-minute performance set to music.

Top 12 competitors advanced to the semifinal, and then six advanced to the finals.     [FULL  STORY]

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