The new Barista World Champion 2013 has just been crowned: Pete Licata from the United States. The beans for his winning coffee creation were ground by a MAHLKÖNIG K30 TWIN.
Tension filled the air for three days in Australia’s metropolis Melbourne, where this year’s World Barista Championships were held. A total of 51 national Barista Champions had come together to find the very best among them. During the two days of qualifiers, countless espressi, cappucchini and signature drinks were brewed.
On Sunday, May 26, six finalists stood on the stage to compete for the much coveted title of Barista World Champion. Five of the six contestants worked with coffee grinders manufactured by Hemro Group – two used Anfim grinders, and three started with MAHLKÖNIG. One of these was the now freshly crowned Champion Pete Licata. This was renewed proof of the fact that the MAHLKÖNIG grinders manufactured in Hamburg, Germany, are the best possible tool for the world’s top baristi. International barista professionals rely on fast and precise grinding at highest possible quality, the intuitive handling and reliability that are the signature of MAHLKÖNIG grinders.
Pete Licata had placed a close second behind winner Alejandro Mendez of El Salvador during the 2011 World Championships. This year he improved his technique even further, and left behind his competitors representing Italy, Australia, New Zealand, El Salvador and Ireland.
As a long-term partner and sponsor of national as well as international barista competitions and the World Coffee Events, MAHLKÖNIG has been supporting the speciality coffee industry for many years with numerous technical innovations in coffee grinding. The manufacturer has also offered local support, consulting services, know-how and personal commitment throughout the years.
We can now look forward to the second highlight of the coffee year 2013: SCAE World of Coffee will be held in Nice between June 26 and 28. Further international coffee championships, including the World Latte Art Championships, World Coffee in Good Spirit Championships, World Cup Tasters Championships, and the World Coffee Roasting Championship will be held at the French Riviera this year.
As the official sponsor for coffee grinders at these championships, MAHLKÖNIG will make available to the contestants a variety of grinder models for the preparatory stages of the competitions, and will offer technical as well as staffing support to ensure smooth proceedings. The trade fair presentation of the grinder manufacturer will offer insights into latest advances in technology in the area of coffee grinding.
For more than 80 years MAHLKÖNIG has been the leading brand for high quality professional grinders. The MAHLKÖNIG logo stands for quality leadership and innovations. As part of our philosophy our products are developed by MAHLKÖNIG engineers and manufactured by hand in order to fulfill individual customers` needs and requirements. Today MAHLKÖNIG ensures the distribution and servicing of over 400.000 MAHLKÖNIG grinders worldwide through own subsidiaries and over 150 distributors and service partners. This way the knowhow of MAHLKÖNIG is used daily worldwide. MAHLKÖNIG is official Espresso Grinder Sponsor 2012 -14 ofthe WBC, WLAC, CIGS and grinder sponsor of the WCTC.