James Hoffmann

@jimseven

World Barista Champion 2007, coffee blogger, co-owner of Square Mile Coffee Roasters

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Team Japan currently win at being awesome

Waiting for announcements

Many nervous competitors

Last competitor from Round 1 finishes, crowd were awesome.

Got a sneaky taste of Pete licata's parchment tea (honey processed). Delicious! So different to Cascara

John has fancier shoes than me... (I do still love my shoes though)

A well earned rest

One last photo before I hide

Competition makes Handsome Mike nervous too

John rolls out and, you know, I feel a bit nervous... He starts prep in 10

Backstage prep talks

The venue is ripe for a little cheesy tilt shift effect

has the ability to watch, I respect that cos the stress kills me

Lots of espresso and competition makes Anette nervous!

Practice time: Iceland foreground, USA background

John's coffee is tasting lovely. Only 8 days old cos fresher is better!

Lots of interested people at #ttlive

Phoenix sung supreme oolong makes me very happy.