中文譯文: 2000年,在蒙地卡羅,一群(對咖啡---譯者注)專注的人濟濟一堂,呈現了WBC(世界咖啡師大賽)的首屆比賽。他們的遠見締造了一個面向來自世界各 地的最優秀的咖啡師的競赛平台。12个来自不同国家的选手参与了决赛，挪威的选手ROBERT THORESEN夺冠。
2003年的美國波士頓。WBC那時已經贏得空前的聲譽，賽事在美國的早間電視頻道向超過兩千萬美國人播報 （這還不包括世界的其他地區電視觀眾），賽事冠軍第一次在斯堪的納維亞人以外產生---來自澳大利亞的PAUL BASSETT以壓倒性優勢，實至名歸和毫無爭議的從28位選手決戰中奪走桂冠。
WBC的第五屆賽事之旅，我們來到義大利咖啡和高品質ESPRESSO的家鄉義大利的 （東北部海港城市---譯者注) 提裡雅斯特。這次破記錄的達到34位選手參賽的競賽，也首次伴隨了另類競賽---和選手一樣、 裁判也得為他們的一席之位比賽。挪威選手TIM WENDELBOE在數以百計的現場觀眾面前--驕傲地捧走了獎盃-（冠軍有回歸斯堪的納維亞人手中---譯者注）。
2005年WBC東道主是西雅圖---美國的ESPRESSO COFFEE的發源地 (也是STARBUCKS的老家---譯者注）。來自35個國家派出咖啡世界級的選手奉獻出他們的完美和專業的ESPRESSO咖啡體驗的盛宴。王者又是 斯堪的納維亞人。丹麥選手第三次奪
2001 saw the competition move to the USA, to the hot and steamy beach city of Miami, Florida. This time around 17 baristas came to represent their home countries and once again the winner was plucked from the north – Denmark’s Martin Hildebrandt took home the crown.
For the third annual World barista Championship we were back in Europe, as Oslo, Norway and the SCAE hosted the competition for 2002. Once again baristas from across the globe came together to battle for the title. 24 baristas worked tirelessly but the winner was once again the Scandinavian nation of Denmark. Fritz Storm blasted home to win.
Boston, 2003. The WBC had now gained such momentum that the competition was broadcast on national morning TV to over 20 million Americans (not to mention the rest of the world!) From a tough pool of 28 baristas the championship was awarded for the first time out side of Scandinavia. Paul Bassett from Australia overwhelmingly took top honours with a convincing and solid performance
In its fifth year the WBC travelled to Trieste, Italy, the home of Italian coffee and quality espresso. A record breaking 34 representatives battled to win the title which for the first time was also accompanied by a competition of a different kind. Judges as well as baristas had to work for a position in the competition. In front of an audience of hundreds Tim Wendelboe of Norway proudly earned the now much sought after title of World Barista Champion.
In 2005 Seattle, the USA home of espresso coffee was the WBC host. Once again the worlds best Baristas and coffee enthusiasts gathered to experience the ultimate professional espresso experience. 35 countries competed to find the next champion. Scandinavia was successful again, for the third time a Danish competitor took the crown. Troels Overdall Poulsen was triumphant in the USA coffee capital
The beautiful city of Berne, Switzerland, was the host of the 7th annual World Barista Championship. 39 nations were battling for the prestigious world title and the level of the competitors has never been higher. A record-breaking amount of spectators were cheering and nearly lifting the sealing when Klaus Thomsen from Denmark was awarded the 2006 world barista champion title. His spectacular performance was based on what he believed “Speciality coffee can be in the year 2006” and the philosophy behind the presentation was that coffee is like a Symphony, where all “players”, or workers in the coffee chain, has to work together and towards the same goal in order to provide a perfect cup of espresso. His signature drink called “Symphony” was a three-layer drink consisting of coffee - panna cotta, espresso and coffee foam. Klaus is the 4th Danish world barista champion out of a total of 7.