We set out three years ago in the UK to get a top ten position in 3/5 years. I really cant believe that we now have a WBC champion. We were so lucky that James stepped up to the plate when he did. To him the greatest applause. To everyone else who helped him in his journey take a bow. To our sponsors, thank you. To the baristas who kept pushing him in the nationals, to Steve L for roasting his coffee, to Stephen M his coach, to Steve P his until renently employer and driving force of the UKBC, to my fellow commitee members, to the whole coffee community who supported him.
This is a great day for James and the UK coffee industry!
Not forgetting Heather and the other top 6 either - well done!