Irish Barista Championship 2018

The Irish Barista semi-final competition took place on 6th of January 2018 at Findlater & Co, Broomhill Rd, Tallaght, Dublin 24.

The IBC finals will took place on Wednesday the 7th February 2018 at Food & Bev Live in Citywest.

The winner of the 2018 Irish Barista Championship was Arvind Khedun from Dublin Barista School. In second place was Tom Hopkinson from Cloud Picker and third place was Niall Wynn from Proper Order Coffee Co.

The 2018 Irish Barista Champion, Arvind Khedun, with his wife and 2018 Irish Latte Art Champion, Renata.


The new SCA Ireland trophies designed by Frank Kavanagh from Cloud Picker Coffee Roasters.


Timetable for IBC Finals 2018: 




5 Replies to “Irish Barista Championship 2018”

  1. Hi! I am Spanish and I participated the last two years in my county championship in Spain. I need more information to participate in this.
    The first , is posible to participate with my Nationality?

    The second, anyway I want to know the rules in this championship to compare with the spanish championship.

    The third, if all of this is okay, I need an sponsor like in spain or is not important?

    Thankyou so much for your atention!


    Jesus Felipe

    1. Hi Jesus,
      Nationality isn’t important but you would need to have a valid Irish passport or be working as a resident for 2 years.
      We use the same rules as WCE which can be found on their website here:
      There is also no need for a sponsor as we get the sponsorship ourselves!


  2. Hi guys – could you confirm a couple of things:
    Is it a 2 group Linea?
    Is it 20g VST baskets as per competition standard? (VST baskets come in 20 or 22g size – LM’s 21g baskets are equivalent to VST 22g)

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