IBCA Barista Competition Training with John Gordon

Learn what competition is all about and learn from a champion!

Day 1 will be coffee selection and analysis. Discussing coffee profiles and how to select the best coffee for competition. Then roasting and development for competition. 

Day 2 will be cupping and profiling the coffees from the precious day. Discussing what profiles are best per the competition score sheet. 

Day 3 will be competition routine and presentation development. Workflower efficiency and stage management, set up, backstage preperation and practice. Working into coffee tasting and discussing flavor interpretation on serving and flavor notes compete with judging. 

For more information and pricing please email info@ibca-usa.com or call 480-731-3236. 

Who is John Gordon? John has been competing and working in the coffee industry for 10 years. From 2010-2014 John was the operations manager at Square Mile Coffee Roasters in London. In this time he ran technical services for Synesso espresso machines in the UK and was a production roaster. While working at Square Mile he also participated in the UK World Latte Art Championship (09’) and the UK Barista Championships (10’ 11’ 13’). In 2012 he was a judge for the Cup of Excellence. Since 2014 John has also been heavily involved in Research and Developement for Sanremo Opera Machines in Italy, Playing a major role in designing and developing the new Sanremo Opera Machine and most recently the New Cafe Racer Machine. 2016 will also see a new coffee grinder that was developed by John called the Revolution Grinder.


Here's a link to a video of one of his competitions: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nwHfNB0cTyk