Attendees of the 2009 SCAE Wonderful World of Coffee conference and Coffeena International Coffee Fair beginning this week are invited to attend 3 events hosted by the World Barista Championship.

On Friday, June 26, 2009 World Barista Champion Gwilym Davies will host an autograph signing session from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM at the joint WBC / SCAE / Coffeena hospitality stand #D51.

Later that evening from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM at the same location, join Gwilym and the WBC for a casual cocktail reception to meet national champions, personnel and sponsors.

On Saturday, June 27, Mr. Davies will host a viewing of his award-winning Atlanta performance at the WBC stand with a shot-by-shot commentary and analysis from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM.

World Barista Championship personnel will be on-hand all weekend showing performance videos, answering questions and distributing information for anyone who may wish to compete, start a competition in their home country or sponsor an upcoming event.

The SCAE conference and Coffeena exhibition runs from June 26 through June 28 at the Koelnmesse in Cologne, Germany. Additional information and registration information can be found at

The 11th annual World Barista Championship will be held in London in conjunction with the Speciality Coffee Association of Europe’s Wonderful Coffee conference in June 2010.

About World Barista Championship UK Ltd.

World Barista Championship UK Ltd is a nonprofit organization jointly owned by the Specialty Coffee Association of America and Speciality Coffee Association of Europe. The first WBC competition took place in Monte Carlo in October 2000 and has since held annual competitions Miami, Oslo, Boston, Trieste, Seattle, Berne, Tokyo, Copenhagen and Atlanta. The organization’s next event will be held in London in conjunction with the SCAE Wonderful Coffee exposition in June 2010. For more information, please visit