Last week, Jooyeon Jeon of Momos Coffee in Busan, South Korea, earned the title of world’s best barista. The final phase of a global event, the World Barista Championship culminated in over 50 competitors from more than three dozen countries. The ask: to make four milk drinks and four original signature drinks in 15 minutes.
Reported by Sprudge, Jeon’s winning routine explored the role of carbohydrates in coffee flavor development. To highlight this, Jeon used coffee from La Palma y El Tucán, one of the most reputed coffee producers in the world. According to Sprudge, the Sidras varietal Jeon used was chosen because of its higher carb content.