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Judge Certification Workshops
World Coffee Events (WCE) invites members of the specialty coffee community to participate in the newly expanded WCE Judge Certification Workshops (JCW). Participants in the WCE Judge Certification Workshops will have an unprecedented opportunity to qualify as a judge for four new competitions, as well as the World Barista Championship (WBC). Qualified participants will be authorized to judge at the WBC, World Latte Art Championship, World Brewers Cup, World Coffee in Good Spirits Championship, Cezve/Ibrik Championship, and to promote this achievement to the specialty coffee community throughout the year.
The skills and commitment to excellence required to qualify as a judge in the WCE Competitions are an essential component to WCE’s continued ability to deliver fair and professional events that elevate the barista craft and support the mission of specialty coffee. At the two-day Judge Certification Workshops, WCE Committee Leadership will guide participants through a series of performance-based and written tests that measure judges’ abilities to perform successfully in a WCE Competition.
To attend a WCE Judge Certification Workshop, participants must meet the following prerequisites:
- Possess judging experience in one (1) world championship (World Latte Art Championship, World Coffee in Good Spirits, World Brewers Cup, World Barista Championship) OR Two (2) years of judging experience at a national-level competition for Latte Art, Coffee in Good Spirits, Brewers Cup, or Barista Championships.
- Agree to abide by the WCE Judges Code of Conduct.
- Pay all workshop fees.
The total cost for the workshop is $400 USD.
Participants who choose to be tested for two (2) or more competitions will receive a discounted fee of $300USD.
Cancellation and Refund Policy
WCE reserves the right to cancel a Judge Certification Workshop at any time. In the event of a WCE cancellation, registrants will be offered an opportunity to transfer registration to another planned workshop. Requests for refunds due to WCE cancellation of a workshop may be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Upcoming Workshop Dates and Locations
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