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Here Are the 2015 World Champions of Coffee

Today saw the final rounds of the 2015 world championships of numerous competition coffee events during the SCAE’s Nordic World of Coffee Event in Gothenburg, Sweden.

We’ll have more on some of the winners in the coming weeks. In the meantime, here’s a quick rundown of who came out on top (note: the World Barista Championship took place earlier this year in Seattle, with Australian Sasa Sestic taking the title).

As Usain Bolt is to sprinting and Viktor Ahn is to short-track speed-skating, these are the undisputed champions of highly specialized games in coffee — the select few who have scaled Mount Olympus and can call themselves, with validation, the world’s very best at something.

2015 World Coffee Roasting Champion: Audun Sørbotten of Norway

(Fun side note: Cropster has compiled the roast profiles created by all the 2015 finalists.)

Pictured at right. Photo by World Coffee Events.

Audun Sørbotten pictured at right. Photo by World Coffee Events.

2015 World Brewers Cup Champion: Odd-Steiner Tøllefsen of Norway

Odd-Steiner Tøllefsen. Photo by World Coffee Events.

Odd-Steiner Tøllefsen. Photo by World Coffee Events.

2015 World Cup Tasters Champion: Juan Gabriel Cespedes of Costa Rica

Juan Gabriel Cespedes. Photo by World Coffee Events.

Juan Gabriel Cespedes. Photo by World Coffee Events.

2015 World Coffee in Good Spirits Champion: George Koustoumpardis of Greece

Giorgios Koustoumpardis

George Koustoumpardis. Photo by World Coffee Events.

2015 World Latte Art Champion: Caleb Cha of Australia

Caleb Cha. Photo by World Coffee Events.

Caleb Cha. Photo by World Coffee Events.

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