The World Barista Championship is well under way. Here are the results after the preliminary round: CURRENT ROUND ONE RANKINGS: RANK NAME COUNTRY COMPANY 1 Hugh Kelly Australia Ona […]

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The World Barista Championship is well under way. Here are the results after the preliminary round:

1 Hugh Kelly Australia Ona Coffee
2 André Eiermann Switzerland Ucc Coffee Switzerland
3 Ben Put Canada Monogram Coffee
4 Jun-Bae Bang South Korea Andrea Plus
5 Kapo Chiu Hong Kong Cupping Room Coffee Roasters
6 Dale Harris United Kingdom Hasbean Coffee
7 Miki Suzuki Japan Maruyama Coffee
8 Francesco Masciullo Italy Ditta Artigianale
9 Kyle Ramage USA Black & White Coffee
10 Konstantinos Iatridis Greece Taf
11 Jason Loo Malaysia Yellow Brick Road Café
12 Lavinia Toma Romania Origio
13 Yoshua Tanu Indonesia Common Grounds / St Ali
14 Melody Lu Taiwan Single Origin Espresso & Roast
15 Jeremy Zhang China M2m Coffee
16 Merijn Gijsbers Netherlands Alpro & Het Koffiegenootschap
17 Sonja Zweidick Denmark Barista Connect
18 Steven Moloney Sweden The Barista League
19 Natalia Piotrowska Poland Bless Coffee Roasters
20 Mai Eson UAE The Espresso Lab
21 Marco De Sousa Rosa France Maxicoffee
22 Martin Shabaya Kenya Artcaffe Coffee And Bakery
23 Jan Skerik Czech Republic Double B Coffee & Tea
24 Nisan Agca Turkey Independent
25 Diego Campos Colombia Amor Perfecto
26 Víctor Flores Menéndez El Salvador Biscuit Factory
27 Laurynas Arlauskas Lithuania Coffee Hill
28 David Coelho Portugal 7groaster
29 Srettakarn Veerakultevon Thailand Factory Coffee
30 Terence Tan Singapore Santino Coffee Specialists
31 Leo Moço Brazil Barista Coffee Bar
32 Sergei Stepanchuk Russia Laboratoria Coffee
33 Chloe Jess Nattrass Germany Independent
34 Rory Rosenberg Norway Kaffa And Oslo Cold Brew
35 Luis Feria Mexico Mas Café
36 Jarno Peräkylä Finland Bean & Burner
37 Niall Wynn Ireland Proper Order Coffee Co
38 Silvester Dan Samonte Philippines El Union
39 Tran Que Hân Vietnam Bosgaurus Coffee
40 Ariel Bravo Costa Rica Cafering & La Máquina De Café
41 Winston Thomas South Africa Origin Coffee Roasting
42 Renat Mamatkazin Ukraine Lion Coffee
43 Michael Prem Austria Prem Frischkaffee
44 Raimonds Zadvornovs Latvia Kalve Coffee
45 Mary Portillo Honduras Café Capucas
46 Martin Karabinos Slovakia Leroy
47 Mario Idrovo Ecuador Sweet & Coffee / Café Del Ecuador
48 Attila Ferenczi Hungary Goosebumps Coffee Lab
49 Cesar Eduardo Bermejo Panama Leto Coffee Brew Bar
50 Javad Akbari Iran Independent
51 Jenner Fuentes Guatemala Iq Café
52 Jorge Luis Paramo Nicaragua Delafinca
53 Edwin Gorritz Puerto Rico Barista Squared
54 Paras Bindra India Travel Food Services
55 Axel Simón Spain Mare Terra Green Coffee
56 Dove Chen New Zealand Grey St Kitchen
57 Evgeni Pinchukov Belarus Kitchen Coffee Roasters
58 Mark Okuta Uganda

The top 16 semi-finalists will compete tomorrow, at the Seoul Café Show, starting at 02:52am (GMT +2). Live Streaming is available at:

Unfortunately, SA Barista Champion did not make it to the semi-finals but he gave a great performance. If you missed his performance live you can watch it here: (Streams and Past Performances -> Station 1 -> South Africa Winston Thomas).

Two members of  Winston’s Team, Team Espresso, have advanced to the semi-finals:

6 United Kingdom (Dale Harris)

14 Taiwan (Melody Lu)

We, at Origin, wish all of the competitors the best of luck and are excited to see who takes the gold this year.

I am Petra and this is my bio. Born in Serbia, raised in Joburg and now living in Cape Town. In 2017 I joined the Origin team as the Brand Manager and over the years I have also stepped into the Operations Manager role as well.

MBA Candidate at GSB UCT

I am an avid coffee drinker, lover of trends, traveller and amateur blogger.

…living in organised chaos.