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World Coffee Championships Podcast

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Where did the World Coffee Championships come from? How did things go wrong? How were they fixed? Across six episodes, we'll hear from people who come together every year to celebrate specialty coffee and push the industry forward, exploring the role competitions play in different communities andRead more

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Ep 06: "Worlds Apart"

Dec 3 • 47:38

This week, we’re excited (and a little bit sad) to release the sixth and final episode of the World Coffee Championships Podcast’s first series. ...

Ep 05: "Turn It On"

Nov 26 • 45:43

“Turn It On” tells the stories of the World Coffee Roasting Championship and the Cezve/Ibrik Championships, two competitions with incredibly close-knit communities at their heart. Along the way, co-hosts Anna Oleksak and Sara Al-Ali lead us through stories about navigating subjectivity, all kinds of development, and the lengths we go to for coffee (and love) through interv...

Ep 04: "But I Need It!"

Nov 19 • 46:53

“But I Need It!” continues the story of the World Barista Championships from where we left off in Episode 03, nearly halfway through the competition’s journey, to today. Along the way, co-host Roukiat Delrue leads us through stories of evolutionary meetings, competitors who played in the grey areas of the rules, wildcards, and the drive to “bring the trophy” through interv...

Ep 03: "We Were the Punks"

Nov 12 • 45:59

“We Were the Punks” traces the early days of the World Barista Championships from a rag-tag group of volunteers looking to raise specialty coffee awareness to a powerful, monetizable stage grappling with questions of scale and professionalism. Along the way, co-host Sonja Bjork Grant leads us through stories of spit buckets, snakeskin boots, backstage woes, intensifying co...

Ep 02: "Paint a Picture"

Nov 5 • 34:42

This week, we’re excited to launch the second episode of the World Coffee Championships Podcast. ...

Episode 01: "It's a YES!!"

Oct 29 • 35:13

This week, we’re excited to launch the first episode of the World Coffee Championships Podcast. ...

Coming Soon: The World Coffee Championships Podcast

Oct 26 • 02:55

Coming soon to the SCA Podcast channel: The World Coffee Championships podcast! Across six episodes, the series offers a glimpse behind the scenes, bringing to light some of the hidden stories woven in and around these annual events that serve as the culmination of local and regional events around the globe. Listen wherever you get your podcasts, and subscribe to make sure...

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