Good afternoon judges, I am Stefanos.
It is my distinct honor to represent my country.., Greece for the 6th time at the World Barista Championship.
Today I will serve to you a single-estate coffee from El Salvador, produced by Finca Plan De la Batea.
I have worked with this coffee for two years. It is an orange bourbon, grown at 1500 meters near the town of Santa Ana, close to the Izalco Volcano
With the help of Aida Batlle and her team we processed this coffee in 5 different ways and carefully evaluated the characteristics that each process gives to the coffee.
The processes we have done are:
• Washed traditional
• Ethiopian style
• Kenya style
All of the coffee processing was done at a micro mill J.HILL
The particularly strong performance this year of Greece gave it the prize of Best Nation, in a competition that calculates each competing country's performances across all of the WCE Championships, including the World Barista Championship, held earlier in June in Bogotá.
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Twelve world-class baristas were transported from the comfort of their urban retail coffee shops to spend a week living on a small, family-owned coffee farm on the edge of the Amazon basin in northern Peru. There was no electricity. No showers. No espresso - but plenty of adventure! Who was there?\Raul Rodas, Guatemala.Scottie Callaghan, Australia. Soren Stiller Markuseen, Denmark. Stefanos Domatiotis, Greece. Haruna Muryayama, Japan. Kyle Straw, Canada. Fabrizio Sencion, Mexico. Thomas Schweiger, Germany. Ricardo Cardenas, Mexico. Harrysson Niera , Peru and Karen Pisconte, Peru. We split the group in to two teams, who proudly named themselves Sapa Inca and Blackfoot and dove headfirst in a friendly but fierce competition, reality-show style. Host farmer Dionicio Aguilar and his team at Finca La Encanada worked tirelessly to create an unforgettable experience. The Seed to Cup Barista Adventure is a barista-focused event to create more transparency and stronger coffee relationships in the specialty coffee supply chain. It was produced by Sustainable Harvest Coffee Importers of Portland, Oregon, and held prior to their 8th annual global Let's Talk Coffee gathering in northern Peru.
Spasskaya Tower Festival For the first time this August 31 through September 4, barista champions will have the opportunity to demonstrate their craft in front of a live audience of thousands on Red Square at the annual Spasskaya Tower festival.
I can’t think of a more fitting way for the new emerging specialty coffee culture in Russia to be put on public display for all the world to see. It’s going to be a show to remember. MOSCOW–(Marketwire – May 25, 2011) – Champion baristas from around the globe will serve specialty coffee on Moscow’s Red Square for the first time in history this summer during the annual Spasskaya Tower international military tattoo and music festival.
The festival is a five-day celebration, concert and fireworks spectacle featuring military, cultural and musical performances from a dozen nations set against the striking backdrop of the Russian Federation’s national capitol. Adding to the cultural exchange of this year’s event, five national barista champions including 2011 United States Barista Champion Pete Licata will be on-hand to serve complimentary espresso, cappuccinos and an original signature drink created in honor of Spasskaya Tower to attendees, participants and VIPs including high-ranking diplomats and celebrities. “Coffee is a natural addition to the festival since it brings together people of all cultures,” observes Soyuz Coffee Roasting Managing Director Drago Lakic. “We are proud to bring the best in their craft to Moscow as ambassadors of good coffee and to experience the new and exciting coffee culture that is quickly growing in Russia.” The Russian Federation, historically a tea-drinking nation, has one of the world’s fastest growing populations of coffee drinkers, making it an epicenter of new specialty coffee activity. A live audience exceeding 35,000 is expected to be in Red Square for the event between August 31 and September 4, 2011 with millions more watching international television and Internet coverage abroad.
4th Place World Brewers Cup Maastrich 2011
2011 WORLD BREWERS CUP CHAMPIONSHIP
RANK NAME COMPANY COUNTRY SCORE
1 Keith O’Sullivan Independent Ireland 85.36
2 James Hoffman Square Mile Coffee Roasters United Kingdom 85.12
3 Luca Costanzo Independent Australia 82.32
4 Stefanos Domatiotis Taf Greece 78.99
5 Tomasz Dziedzic Relaks Poland 76.07
6 Miklos Gal Semiramis Ltd. Hungary 73.27