The 2015 World Barista Champion is Sasa Sestic from Ona Coffee in Canberra, Australia.
A total of 49 National Barista Champions competed in the 16th World Barista Championship, which took place over four days in Seattle this past weekend, as part of the Specialty Coffee Association of America annual coffee conference. The World Barista Championship is an annual event for national barista champions. In each competition, with numerous local and regional preliminary events, baristas prepare espressos, cappuccinos and original espresso signature drinks to exacting standards for a panel of international judges.
Charles Babinski, from Go Get ‘Em Tiger in Los Angeles, represented the United States of America and finished as the runner-up.
Third place went to Ben Put from Monogram Coffee in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.
Congratulations to Sasa, Charles, and Ben, as well as the rest of the incredibly talented competitors.