The past two and a half years have been a bit of a roller coaster! From literally 20 people in a countryside roastery to hundreds of people travelling from all over Europe and a USA Tour - I still can't believe what The Barista League has grown into. Here are some of my personal highlights of the past few years. I will also take this time to thank all of the people who helped out, volunteered, sponsored, spread the word or offered up ideas! Without you this would never be possible.
-Steven Moloney, Founder of The Barista League
The Barista League: Oslo
We had such an amazing time there in 2017 that starting our 2018 year in Oslo seemed like an easy choice. It was our biggest and most successful event yet and a huge part of that comes down to the amazing Norwegian coffee scene who came out to compete, drink and party with us!
This was the brainchild of our communications director Ashley Day - to get a whole bunch of baristas racing around Copenhagen on bikes doing coffee challenges. To her credit this was the most fun coffee event i have ever participated in - cruising around an amazing city in the sun drinking and eating amazing things... what's not to like?
The Barista League: Berlin
We finished our 2nd season in Berlin and promised everyone a big bang to close out the 2017 year. With a big turn out from the local scene, a ton of people flying in from all over Europe, and a huge prize for the winners to fly to Costa Rica we consider that promise delivered.