A good cappuccino is a great thing, but prepare it without quality water and you may as well have an empty cup. To promote excellence in coffee, this year Xylem was a bronze sponsor of the World Barista Championship in Seattle, and also donated products from its comprehensive Flojet portfolio for the event.
At the championship, baristas from more than 50 countries must prepare four espressos, four cappuccinos and four original signature drinks to exacting standards. Judges evaluate each performance – which is 15 minutes long and set to music – on the taste of beverages served, cleanliness, creativity, technical skill and overall presentation.
“Xylem is proud to be a sponsor of this year’s premier international coffee competition,” said David Webber, Regional Segment Marketing Director, Americas, Xylem’s Applied Water Systems business unit. “We share the same mission as the World Barista Championship – focusing on promoting excellence in coffee and advancing the barista profession.”
Xylem’s Flojet products and systems, which were demonstrated at the event, provide solutions for water supply, filtration, water boosting and beverage dispensing applications. The brand’s pumps dispense more than two million cups of coffee each day, ensuring great taste and providing a reliable return on equipment investment.
“A cappuccino is more than good foam,” said Webber. “We want to support a high-quality and consistent experience from the top of the cup to the bottom. Just as filtering drinking water provides for the best quality taste, so does filtering coffee and espresso water.”
Some of the products Xylem donated, from its Flojet product portfolio, included the V-jet rotary vane pump, the Filtration by Flojet water filtration system and Bottled Water 5000 system.
This year’s World Barista Champion is Sasa Sestic from Canberra, Australia. Watch his winning performance here:
To learn more about the World Barista Championship, visit scaaevent.org
To learn more about Xylem and its capabilities across the food service industry, visit foodservice.xylem.com.