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Australia’s Anthony Douglas Wins World Barista Championship, Taiwan’s Shih Yuan Hsu (Sherry) Wins Brewers Cup

Barista Anthony Douglas

2022 World Barista Champion Anthony Douglas of Australia. All images courtesy of the Specialty Coffee Association.

The world has two new coffee champions, with Anthony Douglas of Australia winning the 2022 World Barista Championship and Shih Yuan Hsu (Sherry) of Taiwan winning the 2022 World Brewers Cup

Brewers Cup Champion Shih Yuan Hsu (Sherry)

2022 World Brewers Cup Champion Shih Yuan Hsu (Sherry) of Taiwan.

The winners were announced earlier today following their finals routines in front of an enthusiastic crowd gathered in Melbourne, Australia, alongside the Melbourne International Coffee Festival (MICE).

2022 World Coffee Championships Melbourne

Each of the United States representatives in the competitions — U.S. Barista Champion Morgan Eckroth of Morgan Drinks Coffee and Elika Liftee of Onyx Coffee Lab — placed second, ahead of dozens of other national champions from all around the world.

Barista Morgan Eckroth

2022 U.S. Barista Champion and World Silver Finisher Morgan Eckroth.

Brewer Elika Liftee

2022 U.S. Brewers Cup Champion and World Silver Finisher Elika Liftee.

Here are the final standings from the 2022 Melbourne World Coffee Championships:

2022 World Barista Championship

2022 World Barista Championship finalists

  1. Anthony Douglas, Australia
  2. Morgan Eckroth, United States
  3. Claire Wallace, United Kingdom
  4. Takayuki Ishitani, Japan
  5. Benjamin Put, Canada
  6. Patrik Rolf, Sweden

2022 World Brewers Cup

2022 World Brewers Cup finalists

  1. Shih Yuan Hsu (Sherry), Taiwan
  2. Elika Liftee, United States
  3. Elysia Tan, Singapore
  4. Tomas Taussig, Czech Republic
  5. Jhon Christhoper, Indonesia
  6. Simen Andersen, Norway

Below is the winning finals routine of new World Barista Champion Anthony Douglas. All of the recent World Coffee Championships presentations can be found here.