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Who Are These Guys? El Salvador – Norway

Our research team has been compiling more info on many of the WBC competitors.  Here’s our guide to the national champs, including their tweeters, blogs, where they work, interviews & more.

If you have any info on any of the competitors not-yet-listed, use the contact form to send us deets. (blogs, hilarious stories, videos, twitter, and the like)


EL SALVADOR – Alenjandro Mendez

Alejandro returns, having competed in WBC 2010 in London. You may remember his spectacular signature drink that included “honey rain.”

Alenjandro’s WBC intro video: 

FINLAND – Lauri Pipinen

Lauri in Finnish final

He has a fantastic blog following his adventures to WBC here: On My Way to Bogota

He tweets here: @Ladaaa

Lauri works here at Kaffa Roastery in Helsinki

Some nice slideshow of the Finland finals here: http://www.eerokivikas.com/baristafinal_2011/#slides/IMG_8910.jpg

FRANCE – Ludovic Loizon

Ludovic of France

He works with Barista Bartender Solutions (BBS)

We also hear that Ludovic has some badass flair skills: 

GERMANY – Wolfram Sorg

he started a roasterie: Backyard Coffee

He tweets here: @wolfredo

And he has a very nice blog here: http://www.wolfredo.de/

GREECE – Stefanos Domitotis

Here’s a familiar face. Stefanos has been in the only returning competitor from the Finals of WBC 2010 – 6th Place. He also competed in WBC 2004, 2005, 2006

tweets: @Stefanosook

blog: http://www.stefanosdomatiotis.com/

he makes coffee at: TAF Coffee, Athens

Great interview from Bean Scene mag (Australia) 

his WBC intro video: 

HUNGARY – Sandor Toth

Here’s Sandor teaching morning chat people about coffee: 

Sandor’s WBC intro video: 

IRELAND – Vicky Fitz-Henry

Vicky by CoffeeAngel

Here’s a video of her IBC presentation: 

She works at Butler’s Chocolate Cafe (the guy’s voice in the video will make you want some BTW)

ITALY – Francesco Sanapo

Francesco

Competed in WBC 2010 London

He makes coffee at Caffe Corsini

He has a nice blog here: http://francescosanapo.blogspot.com/

Francesco’s WBC intro video: 

JAPAN – Miki Suzuki

she makes coffee @ http://www.maruyamacoffee.com/

Miki’s WBC intro video [Warning: Cute Overload]: 

NETHERLANDS – Yakup Aydin

Yakup wins in 2010

He works at Espresso Services West

Yakup’s WBC intro video: 

.  What a cutie!

NEW ZEALAND – Hide Kono

NZ Champ Hide

he works at Crafted Coffee Co.

Interview with Hide from NZ television here.

NORWAY – Håkon Kinn

Håkon Winz by TVarney

tweets: @HakonKinn

Håkon has one of the best WBC personal blogs going: http://hakonkinn.blogspot.com/

Don’t miss this video that his been blowing up on Twitter and has a Passions cameo: 

Semi-Finalists!

Søren Stiller Markussen – Denmark

Raul Rodas – Guatemala

Fabrizio Sencion – Mexico

Kyle Straw – Canada

Ana Lucia Lardizabal De Hawit – Honduras

Mike Phillips – USA

Scottie Callaghan – Australia

Yara Castanho – Brazil

Thomas Schweiger – Germany

Colin Harmon – Ireland

Alejandro Mendez – El Salvador

Stefanos Domatiotis – Greece