World Coffee Events (WCE) is an event management organization registered in Dublin, Ireland and founded by the Speciality Coffee Association of Europe and the Specialty Coffee Association of America.

WCE is the premier producer of events for the coffee community worldwide. Our mission is to develop events that engage the specialty coffee community and promote coffee excellence.  The current portfolio involves competition events such as the World Barista Championship, the World Cup Tasters Championship, the World Latte Art Championship, the World Coffee in Good Spirits Championship, the Cezve/Ibrik Championship, and the World Brewers Cup, as well as show features such as the Espresso Bar and the Brew Bar.

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The Specialty Coffee Association of America (SCAA) established in 1982, has inspired specialty coffee professionals in their quest to learn, grow and collaborate for the betterment of the specialty coffee industry for more than a quarter of a century. The association offers its members every opportunity for success through education, training, resources and business services. This focus has enabled the SCAA to grow into the world’s largest coffee trade association, with members representing more than 40 countries and every segment of the specialty coffee industry, from growers to roasters and retailers. The SCAA also founded the Roaster’s Guild of America and Barista’s Guild of America. Annually the SCAA hosts a Symposium & Exposition. For more information please visit, www.scaa.org.


The Speciality Coffee Association of Europe (SCAE), founded in 1998, originally developed the concept of the World Barista Championship. With a network of SCAE Chapters around Europe and beyond, the association held the first unique competition in Monte Carlo in 2000. Today, the SCAE produces a number of educational programs with a practical focus on all aspects of the specialty coffee sector, from roasting to running a coffee bar. The SCAE also manages other prestigious World Championships such as; the World Latte Art Championship, the World Cup Taster’s Championship, the World Coffee in Good Spirits, and the World Cezve/Ibrik Championship. These events can be witnessed annually at the SCAE’s Wonderful Coffee Conference & Exhibitions. For more information please visit, www.scae.com.