Last call for Barista Buddies for the WBC!
Do you want to be a Barista Buddy? As part of the World Barista Championship 2010, all 50 + National Champions competing in the WBC with be paired up with a Barista Buddy who will be there to support and help their champion. You might be asked to be the buddy for more than one barista, but no more than three. We need a few more volunteers for this year, so if you have some time to spare and would like to be a Barista Buddy, sign up! ( Local knowledge of London is useful! )
The Buddy Code of Conduct and Expectations:
-Find out any needs your champion will have while in London and see where you can help them
-Do not buy anything for your champion until they have approved the cost and agreed they can pay you back.
-Do Not answer any competition or score sheet questions, please direct those questions to Amber Sather, Competitor Liaison.
-Plan for your time together in London, when you plan on meeting, shopping trips, etc..
-Attend WBC Meet and Greet, Tuesday June 22nd 5:30pm -7:30 pm, location TBC
-Fulfill any commitments you made to your barista ahead of time
-Be at their scheduled practice time 30 minutes ahead of time
-Be in the back for their competition time at least one hour ahead of time. Be sure to talk to your champion and find out when they want you there.
-During your Champions competition time wave their flag proudly and cheer them on. In some cases, you will be their only support.
-Help them clean up as much as possible after their competition time.
-Be there for the announcement of the finalist
-We understand that the show has a lot going on, but ask you to remember that this is the opportunity of a lifetime for many of these baristas and we want to set an example and want the competitors to walk away inspired and wanting to bring this sense of community back to their country.
The WBC competition days are held at the Caffe Culture show at Olympia, Wednesday- Friday June 23-25. You might be required to be there on two of those days, should your champion qualify for the Semifinals/Finals on the Friday and need your assistance!
Email Anette with you name, age, place of work, languages spoken/cultures familiar with, any competition experience or special skills that will make you a great Barista Buddy!