Lots has been said in blog world about James Hoffmann the UK Barista Champion winning the world Barista Championships providing the UK with its first ever champ, but I know lots who read here aren’t as obsessive about the coffee community as I am. So I thought I would share the news.
I have been lucky enough to work with James, last year and this year on his UK championships blend, and I’m so proud of what he has achieved.
When I first met James a number of years ago, he was at the very beginning of his professional coffee journey and I’m sure he would be the first to admit he had a lot to learn.
Now he has become the best in the world at his craft. No one has put as many hours in becoming a great barista, and for me no one deserves the accolade more than he.
So well done friend, enjoy the moment enjoy the year I’m sure its going to be a busy one that will fly by.