Save the Date: Watch Winston Thomas at the World Barista Champs! November 02 2017

Winston Thomas is leaving this week for Seoul and The World Barista Championships! 

There is a 7-hour time difference, so Winston will be on stage early on November 9th 2017, so set your alarm clocks and be in front of your computer by 6.30am!

His official competition time starts at 6.51am!!!

It will be livestreaming on

From the World Barista Championship Team:

"We’re getting close to Seoul, and we’re excited to share the schedule of competitors for Day 1 and 2 of the World Barista Championship! This includes timings for each competitor that competes on the mainstage, as well as details on Team Bar shifts. You can find always find updated Seoul schedules right next to the livestreams and other announcements at

Over the last seventeen years we’ve seen interest in the competition grow, with nearly sixty competitors expected to take to the stage in Seoul. In order to accommodate this growth, for the first time multiple competitors will take to the stage in staggered performances during the preliminary round only. All stage performances from preliminary and subsequent round will continue to be live-streamed around the world as usual, with multiple concurrent streams available on

Periodically during the preliminary round, scoreboards around the WBC stage and embedded into the online WBC portal will be updated with competitors’ current rankings as they stand.

In Seoul, the top 15 scoring competitors from the preliminary round will advance to semi-finals, along with the highest scoring member of the winning team, in a new ‘wildcard’ slot. The winning WBC Team will be announced along with the 16 semi-finalists at 5:30 PM on 10 November."