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International Coffee & Tea Festival, Dubai, UAE – 12-14 November 2014

The Champions

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Hidenori Izaki
Japan
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Gwilym Davies
United Kingdom

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Stefanos Domatiotis
Greece

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Christos Loukakis
Greece

A new feature activity “All-Stars” brought to you by World Coffee Events and NuovaSimonelli, is taking place at the International Coffee & Tea Festival in Dubai, UAE, 12-14 November 2014.

For 3 days in a row, some of the world’s best baristas will be featured in activities, including: espresso & cappuccino challenges, on-demand performances, pop quiz segments, surprise challenges, and more!

Don’t miss this chance to meet the Champions!

For more information email [email protected]. Or, join in the conversation on Twitter @WCoffeeEvents using #WCEAllStars.

Schedule

DAY 1: Wednesday, 12 November

11:30 – 12:15 ACTIVE BAR TIME (espresso bar)
All-Stars make espresso beverages, and engage with the audience.
Stefanos & Christos
12:45 – 1:30 MYSTERY ESPRESSO CHALLENGE
A fun head-to-head challenge between two All-Stars who dial-in a mystery coffee to achieve its best taste.
Gwilym & Hide
1:30 – 2:30 LUNCH
2:30 – 3:15 POP QUIZ
A chance for a few lucky fans to team up with an All-Star team, and compete for the glory of winning this pop quiz challenge.
Hide & Christos vs. Gwilym & Stefanos
3:30 – 4:15 JUDGE LIKE A JUDGE
An opportunity for several lucky audience members to personally experience what it’s like to be a world-level judge, as our All-Star judge takes us through the ins-and-outs of judging the WBC
Petra & Gwilym & Stefanos
4:30 – 5:15 MYSTERY CAPPUCCINO CHALLENGE
A fun head-to-head challenge between two All-Stars who dial-in a mystery coffee to achieve the best-tasting cappuccino.
Hide & Christos
5:15 – 6:00 LATTE ART DEMO
An All-Star demonstrates Latte Art techniques for the audience.
Christos
6:15 – 6:45 MY ROAD TO BECOMING THE 2014 WORLD BREWERS CUP CHAMPION
An All-Star takes us through his journey to Champion.
Stefanos
BREW BAR SHIFTS
11:00 – 12:00 Hide
5:15 – 6:15 Gwilym

DAY 2: Thursday, 13 November

11:00 – 12:00 ACTIVE BAR TIME (espresso bar)
All-Stars make drinks, and engage with the audience.
Gwilym & Hide
12:30 – 1:15 MYSTERY ESPRESSO CHALLENGE
A fun head-to-head challenge between two All-Stars who dial-in a mystery coffee to achieve its best taste.
Stefanos & Christos
1:15 – 2:15 LUNCH
2:15 – 3:00 POP QUIZ
A chance for a few lucky fans to team up with an All-Star team, and compete for the glory of winning this pop quiz challenge.
Hide & Gwilym vs. Christos & Stefanos
3:00 – 3:30 MY ROAD TO BECOMING 2014 WORLD BARISTA CHAMPION
An All-Star takes us through his journey to Champion.
Hide
3:45 – 4:30 MYSTERY CAPPUCCINO CHALLENGE
A fun head-to-head challenge between two All-Stars who dial-in a mystery coffee to achieve the best-tasting cappuccino.
Stefanos & Gwilym
5:00 – 5:45 JUDGE LIKE A JUDGE
An opportunity for several lucky audience members to personally experience what it’s like to be a world-level judge, as our All-Star judge takes us through the ins-and-outs of judging the WBC
Petra & Gwilym & Hide
5:45 – 6:30 ACTIVE BAR TIME (espresso bar)
All-Stars make brewed coffee, and engage with the audience.
Stefanos & Hide
BREW BAR SHIFTS
11:00 – 12:00 Stefanos
4:45 – 5:45 Christos

DAY 3: Friday, 14 November

3:00 – 4:00 ACTIVE BAR TIME (espresso bar)
An All-Star makes drinks, and engages with the audience.
Stefanos
4:30 – 5:15 MYSTERY ESPRESSO CHALLENGE
All-Stars make brewed coffee, and engage with the audience.
Stefanos & Gwilym
5:30 – 6:00 MY ROAD TO BECOMING 2014 WORLD BARISTA CHAMPION
An All-Star takes us through his journey to Champion.
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6:15 – 7:00 SIGNATURE BEVERAGE DECONSTRUCTED
An All-Star takes us through the process of creating a signature beverage.
Christos
 7:00 – 7:30  PHOTO & AUTOGRAPH TIME  All
BREW BAR SHIFTS
3:00 – 4:00 CHRISTOS
3:00 – 4:00 GWILYM
3:00 – 4:00 STEFANOS

The WCE All-Stars is brought to you by:

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Machine Sponsor 
Nuova Simonelli
AURELIA II T3

Aurelia II T3 is the new espresso machine which guarantees superior performances in terms of accuracy, extraction quality, flexibility and consistency of results; for these benefits it is dedicated to the best professional baristas. The innovative T3 technology is at the base of its results, since it establishes new reference standards for temperature accuracy in water supply. Three different temperature parameters (water, group, steam) act on the brewing temperature on each group head; this means extreme accuracy, regardless of the workload or environmental conditions. The barista has always the maximum flexibility and control of his brewing.

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Grinder Sponsor
Mahlkoenig
K30 Twin and K30 Vario

These grind-on-demand espresso grinders ensure hands-free operation and electronically controlled, variable programming for exact portioning. The grinders start automatically when inserting the port-a-filter and grinding time is less than 2 seconds for a single espresso of 7 gram. The stepless grind adjustment guarantees the highest flexibility possible for every coffee blend.

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Coffee Sponsor
Coffee Planet

Coffee Planet is the market leading crop to cup coffee company based in Dubai, UAE.
Sourcing specialty grade 100% Arabica coffee from over 20 countries around the world, the Green coffee is then roasted in their HACCP Certified Roastery in Dubai and distributed across the UAE as well as the GCC and Asia.

Coffee Planet provides a full range of coffee solutions to the HORECA ‎market through the distribution, maintenance and management of market leading equipment including Nuova Simonelli, Ditting, Concordia, Eversys and others supported by fresh roasted coffee blends and single estate coffees as well as a full service and training team.

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Product Sponsor
Coffee Planet

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