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DEC 2017-JAN 2018

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Photos clockwise from top le : A er taking a hiatus from performing since placing fourth in the 2012 WBC, Japan's Miki Suzuki delivered a routine so mindblowing that it earned her the second-place trophy. The barista champion of South Africa, Winston Thomas, had a great time competing with Team Espresso in the Team Bar challenge. Canada's Ben Put advanced to the fi nal round for the third year in a row. In the end, he was awarded the fourth-place trophy. All 16 semifi nalists assembled on at the announcement ceremony. From le : Martin Shabaya, Kenya; Jeremy Zhang, China; Melody Lu, Taiwan; Yoshua Tanu, Indonesia; Lavinia Toma, Romania; Jason Loo, Malaysia; Konstantinos Iatridis, Greece; Kyle Ramage, U.S.A.; Dale Harris, U.K.; Francesco Masciullo, Italy (obscured); Miki Suzuki, Japan; Kapo Chiu, Hong Kong; Junbae Bang, Republic of Korea; Andre Eiermann, Switzerland; Ben Put, Canada; and Hugh Kelly, Australia. There was a long line at the La Marzocco stand all three days of the Café Show. The reason? The brand-new Leva machine just introduced a week prior at Host Milano (see page 48 for our Field Report about that exhibition). P U L L : E V E N T S 38 barista magazine

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