Intelligentsia’s Michael Phillips won the World Barista Championship in London last Friday, the New York Times reports. Last year Phillips placed third in the competition a month or so after winning the national championships in Portland, Oregon. Competitors prepare espressos, cappuccinos, and signature drinks; for an in-depth look at coffee competitions check out Tasneem Paghdiwala’s 2007 Reader piece on Matt Riddle, also of Intelligentsia.