Upcoming National Championships

The following are listings of upcoming national championships, provided to us by WCE Licensed National Bodies.

Champions from national competitions will qualify to represent their country for the 2014 World Barista Championship, World Brewers Cup, World Latte Art Championship, World Coffee in Good Spirits Championship, World Cup Tasters Championship, and World Coffee Roasting Championship.

Past Events

19 – 23 January 2013
Campionati Italiani Baristi
SIGEP, Rimini, Italy
Championships: National Barista, Latte Art, Good Spirits
Watch online: http://www.sigep.it/fiera/diretta_sigep_coffee.asp

01 – 02 February 2013
Philippine National Barista Championship
Megatrade Conference Center, Mandaluyong City
Watch live: http://ow.ly/dFLqf

08 – 09 February 2013
Finnish National Latte Art and Barista Championship
Championships: Latte Art, Barista

08 – 10 February 2013
Swiss National Barista Championships
St. Gallen Exhibition Fair
Championships: National Barista, Latte Art, Cup Tasters, Brewers Cup

08 – 11 February 2013
Hellenic National Coffee Competitions
HO.RE.CA. Exhibition, Athens
Championships: National Barista, Latte Art, Good Spirits, Cup Tasters, Cezve/Ibrik

09 – 10 February 2013
Campeonato Nacional de Baristas Costa Rica 2013
Lincoln Plaza, San Jose

14 – 16 February 2013
Salvadoran Barista Championship
Galerias Mall, San Salvador

15 – 16 February 2013
Kaffihátíð 2013
Music Hall, Reykjavík
Championships: National Barista and Good Spirits Championships

15 - 17 February 2013
Kavos Kulturos Dienos 2013
Shopping Mall OZAS
Championships: National Barista, Latte Art, Good Spirits, Cup Tasters, Cezve/Ibrik

19 – 21 February 2013
Irish Barista and Late Art Championships
CATEX, Dublin
Championships: National Barista, Latte Art

21 – 23 February 2013
Mexican Cup Tasters Championship
EXPO CAFE GUADALAJARA, Guadalajara, Jalisco.

23 – 24 February 2013
Kávébár Bazár Exhibition
Corinthia Hotel Budapest
Competitions: Barista, Latte Art, Good Spirits, Cup Tasters, Brewers Cup

24 – 27 February 2013
Danish Coffee Championships
with Copenhagen Food Fair, Bella Center, Copenhagen
Championships: Barista, Cup Tasters, Brewers Cup

01 – 03 March 2013
AASCA National Coffee Championships
Melbourne Showgrounds, Melbourne
Championships: Barista, Latte Art, Good Spirits, Brewers Cup

07 – 09 March 2013
Huhtamaki New Zealand Barista Championship
Michael Fowler Centre, Wellington

11 – 15 March 2013

14 – 16 March 2013
Campeonatos SCAE España 2013
Hotel Alimara/CETT – Tourism & Hospitality School of the University of Barcelona, Watch Livestream
Championships: Barista, Latte Art, Good Spirits, Cup Tasters

15 – 17 March 2013
VII Campeonato Colombiano de Baristas
Centro Comercial Plaza de las Américas Plazoleta Central, Bogotá

21 – 22 March 2013
Barista Cup 2013
Fotografiska Muséet, Stockholm
Championship: Barista

21 – 22 March 2013
Kenya National Barista Championship
Galleria Shopping Center, Nairobi City

21 – 23 March 2013
2a Competencia Chilena de Baristas 2013
EIIGA 2013 – Salón Manquehue ubicated in Casa Piedra Events Center, Santiago

25 – 27 March 2013
Brazil National Coffee Championships
Food & Hospitality World, Transamerica Expo Center, São Paulo
Championships: Latte Art, Good Spirits, Cup Tasters, Brewers Cup

28 – 31 March 2013
Championships: Barista, Latte Art, Good Spirits, Cup Tasters, Brewers Cup, Cezve/Ibrik

04 – 06 April 2013
NM i Kaffekunst
Kaffefest, Union Scene, Drammen
Championships: Barista, Latte Art, Good Spirits, Cup Tasters, Brewers, Cezve/Ibrik

05 – 07 April 2013
Competencia Guatemalteca de Baristas
Plaza Fontabella, Guatemala
Championships: Barista

06 April 2013
Finnish National Cup Tasters Championship
Verkkokauppa.com shop at Jätkäsaari, Helsinki; Watch the Livestream

10 – 13 April 2013
Indonesian Barista Competition 2013
Food & Hotel Indonesia 2013, JIExpo Kemayoran – Jakarta

11 – 14 April 2013
United States Barista Championship
SCAA Event, Boston Convention & Exhibition Center, Boston, Massachusetts, Watch the Livestream
Championships: Barista, Cup Tasters, Brewers

19 April 2013
Huhtamaki NZ Cup Tasters Championship
Altura Coffee Roasters, Auckland

22 April 2013
Championships: Barista, Latte Art, Good Spirits, Cup Tasters

23 – 25 April 2013
Russian Coffee Marathon
Sirha Moscow, Gostiny Dvor, Moscow
Championships: Barista, Latte Art, Good Spirits, Cup Tasters, Brewers

25-27 April 2013
7. Croatian Barista Championship
Avenue Mall, Zagreb

03 – 04 May 2013
Meadow Fresh NZ Latte Art Championship
Allpress Roastery, Browns Bay, Auckland

10-14 June 2013
Competencia Argentina de Baristas CAB2013
Mercosur Expoalimentaria Fithep 2013, Centro Costa Salguero. Buenos Aires- Argentina
Championships: Barista, Coffee in Good Spirits

03 – 05 September 2013
Hong Kong Barista Championship & Hong Kong Cup Tasters Championship
Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre

Hong Kong Barista Championship
Qualifying Round: 17 August 2013 (Sat) @EMax, KITEC, Kowloon Bay
Semi-final Round: 4 September 2013 (Wed) @ Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre
Final Round: 5 September 2013 (Thurs) @ Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre

Hong Kong Cup Tasters Championship
Qualifying Round: 23 August 2013 (Fri) @Dragon Centre, Sham Shui Po
Semi-final Round: 3 September 2013 (Wed) 17:00 @ Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre
Final Round: 3 September 2013 (Tues)16:30 @ Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre

05 – 07 September 2013
Mexican Barista Championship and Mexican Latte Art Championship

17 – 19 September 2013
 SCAE Coffee Olympics
Championships:  National Barista, National Coffee in Good Spirits, National Latte Art, National Cup Tasters and National Brewers Cup

28 – 29 September
Campeonato Nacional de Baristas de Puerto Rico
Coffee & Chocolate Expo
Puerto Rico Convention Center

The 12th National Barista Championship of Puerto Rico will take place in conjunction with the Coffee & Chocolate Expo 2013 and will include the Barista Championship, Latte Art Championship and Coffee and Good Spirits Championship.

21 – 24 September
SCASA National Coffee Competitions
Good Food & Wine Show
Championships: National Barista, National Latte Art and National Cup Tasters

02-05 October
2014 World Coffee Championship of Korea (WCCK)
2013 Cafe & Bakery Fair
KINTEX (Korea Exhibition Center)
Championships:  National Barista, National Coffee in Good Spirits, National Latte Art, National Cup Tasters and National Brewers Cup, National Coffee Roasters

06-09 November 2013
UAE Barista Championship c/o Dubai International Coffee & Tea Festival
Meydan Hotel Grandstand and IMAX Gallery, Dubai

The 2013 International Coffee & Tea Festival is for ALL those who are interested in Coffee & Tea as a Business or a Commodity and for those eager to learn more about the café/bar lifestyle.

Visitor’s benefit from 4 days of unsurpassed business opportunities at the only dedicated event in the region that highlights quality products, services and technological advancements in the production, storage and distribution of coffee and tea.

The most skilled and professional baristas in the UAE will again battle for the coveted title of the 5th UAE Barista Champion at the International Coffee & Tea Festival 2013. The competition begins on 6th November and concludes with a final round and champion’s ceremony on 9th November 2013.

Event Overview
The UAE Barista Championship will highlight the skills and knowledge of the country’s finest baristas. Each barista must prepare four espressos, four cappuccinos, and four original espresso-based signature beverages in a 15-minute performance set to the music of their choice. As they ready their coffee beverages, contestants engage the audience, explaining their actions and selections, while expertly working on the espresso machine.

The winner of the 5th UAE Barista Championship will receive the highest national honor for any Barista and will be sponsored to represent the UAE at the 2014 World Barista Championship in Rimini, ITALY competing against 54 countries

Each year the bar gets set higher and higher as we see competitors who have trained and practiced meticulously to get to the World Barista Championship. Competitors go through the process of planning every aspect of their presentation. They pick the coffee they want to serve, the cups, the table decor and even the music to set the ambiance for their performance.

11-19 November 2013
Voorronden WBC, WLAC, WCIGS
FrieslandCampina, Berkenweg 11a, Amersfoort (Netherlands)

11, 12 and 18 November: Barista, Latte Art Championships
19 November: Coffee in Good Spirits Championship
You are welcome to attend the competitions. To confirm a seat, please write an e-mail to: info@scaenederland.nl

27-29 November 2013
Ii Campeonato Nacional De Catadores De Café Y Iii Campeonato Nacional De Baristas, Peru 2013
Universidad Nacional Agraria La Molina, Lima, Peru
Baristas and Cup Tasters Championships

27-29 November 2013
Uganda National Barista Championship
Kampala Serena Hotel
Barista and Cup Tasters Championships

07-09 February 2014
Swiss National Coffee Championship

Olma Messen St.Gallen, Switzerland
Swiss National Championships for Barista, Latte Art, Brewers Cup and Cup Tasters

The championships are held within a large Public Holiday Fair, meaning that a large audience will be at hand to support the various Barista events.

18-21 February 2014
Japan Latte Art Championship 2014 and Japan Coffee In Good Spirits Championship 2014
Hoteres Japan 2014
Tokyo Big Sight
Latte Art Championship, Coffee In Good Spirits Championship

Hoteres Japan, Caterex Japan and Japan Food Service Equipment show. HCJ is a collective term of the three events held simultaneously. It is an industry-proven, once-a-year special show for the professionals! Almost every concerned industry organizations support this event, both through exhibiting and inviting the target visitors.
At this event, the final of Japan Latte Art Championship 2014 and the final of Japan Coffee In Good Spirits 2014 will be held on Feb 18th.

27 February – 01 March 2014
1st Mexican Brewers Cup
Expo Guadalajara 2014
Brewers Cup Championship

The best baristas in Mexico, now in the First Mexican Brewers Cup!

06-08 March 2014
Singapore National Barista / Latte Art Championship
Cafe Asia Show 2014
Marina Bay Sands
Barista Championship, Latte Art Championship

The Singapore National Barista .and Latte Art Championship 2014 will be held in conjunction with the Cafe Asia Show 2014 at Marina Bay Sands from the 6th to 8th of March 2014. The competitions will be from 11am to 5pm. Join us as Singapore best baristas compete with each other to win the title for Singapore Barista Champion and Singapore Latte Art Champion. You will also get to taste great coffee at our Espresso Bar and Brew Bar done by Singapore roasters.

06-08 March 2014
Indonesia Latte Art Championship (ILAC) 2014 & Indonesia Cup Tasters Championship (ICTC) 2014
Bali – Nusa Dua Convention Center
Latte Art Championship, Cup Tasters Championship

The first National Championships for Latte Art and Cup Tasters will be held in conjunction with the exhibition of Food & Hotel Tourism 2014.

06-08 March 2014
 7° Campeonato Salvadoreño de Barismo
Gran Plaza del Centro Comercial Galerías
Barista Championship

14 – 16 March 2014
Festival de Cafes Especiales
Paseo Cayala
Barista Championship, Cup Taster’s Championship

Se realizaran 3 eventos, La10ma competencia Nacional de Baristas y la 6ta Competencia nacional de Catadores y Un concurso no Oficial de Coffee in Good spirtis apra intoducirlo al siguiente año y poder participar mas gente.

Este año se estara realizando en Cayala donde habra un Espresso Bar y un Brew bar donde se podran dar a conocer diferentes cafes de especialidad para poder tener diferentes calidades y probar las diferentes extracciones y metodos en el mercado.

14-16 March 2014
Kavos Kulturos Dienos (Coffee Culture Days)
Location/Venue TBD
Barista, Latte Art and Cup Tasters Championships

We organize our national championship together with the event Coffee Culture Days. This event features booths of coffee producers, roaster and importers together with the championship event.

21 March 2014
Huhamaki NZ Cup Tasters Championship
Wellington Waterfront
Cup Tasters Championship

The NZ Specialty Coffee Association (NZSCA) holds the license to run the national leg of the World Cup Tasters Championship. The Championship is held in strict accordance with the World event’s Rules and Regulations. The World Cup Tasters Championship takes place in Melbourne from 15-18 May 2014. The Huhtamaki NZ Cup Tasters Championship awards the professional coffee cupper who demonstrates speed, skill, and accuracy in distinguishing the taste differences in specialty coffees.

Thank you to our sponsors Huhtamaki, Bravilor Bonamat, MTC NZ, Cafetto, AMC Roastery Supply NZ and venue host Mojo Coffee.

21 – 23 March 2014
Huhtamaki New Zealand Barista Championship 2014
Wellington Waterfront
Championships: Barista

Enter the Championship now to secure your spot at the premier barista event!

Its on…. Enter now for your chance to take the Crown of New Zealand Champion! This truly is the main event for Baristas in NZ the winner will get to travel to Italy to compete at the World Barista Championship in Rimini, Italy in June 2014.

About the Champs….We are searching for the best barista in New Zealand to represent us each year at the World Barista Championship.

The World Barista Championship organization (WBC) has licensed The New Zealand Specialty Coffee Association to run the New Zealand Barista Championships for 2008 and into the future.

NZSCA is committed to running the event in close accordance with WBC standards. Our focus is on producing a field of finalists capable of competing successfully at an international level, and of course a winner who can excel at the world finals.

The Champion will travel to Rimini, Italy from 9-12 June to represent New Zealand at the WBC International Final.

Kiwis have historically done well at the WBC. In 2013 current NZ Champion Nick Clark placed 5th.

If you are keen to compete there are a few things you should consider. Running to the WBC standards is time consuming and means we can put only 22 contestants through in a day. In the event that there are more than 44 entrants for the championship, we will conduct a selection process, awarding entry to those competitors we consider best able to excel in competition conditions. This means the information entrants provide us at time of entry is particularly important, to help us make a sound selection.

27 – 29 March 2014
Barista Championship

The V Honduras National Barista Championship (HNBC) is scheduled to take place from March 27 to 29, 2014 at the Casino Copaneco located at the colonial city of Santa Rosa de Copan

The competition will showcase and highlight the skills of the country’s finest Baristas. During the competition, each competitor must prepare and serve twelve (12) separate espresso beverages: four (4) espresso, four (4) cappuccinos, and four (4) signature drinks of their own creation, and present them to a distinguished panel of judges. Competitors have only fifteen minutes to prepare all twelve drinks and are judged on station cleanliness, taste, beverage presentation, technical skills and overall judges impression.

The winner of the V Honduras National Barista Championship will have the honor of representing Honduras to the world’s pre-eminent coffee competition – the World Barista Championship, which will be held from June 10 to 12, 2014 in Rimini, Italy.

09 February – 07 April
SCAE UK Barista Championships
Barista Championship, Latte Art Championship, Coffee in Good Spirits Championship, Cup Tasters Championship, Brewers Cup, Coffee Roasting Championship, Cezve/Ibrik Championship

Heats in Birmingham Millenium Point 5 day heat
Semi Finals and Finals at London Coffee Festival over 4 days

31 March – 03 April 2014
12th China Barista Championship, China Latte Art Championship 2014, 2014 China Cup Tasters Championship
Shanghai New international expo centre, HALL N3, N4, N7
HOTELEX Shanghai & Expo Finefood Shanghai 2014

China Barista Championship (CBC) is the exclusive professional competition authorized by WBC. CBC aims to provide a platform for coffee professionals and enthusiasts to share, compete and celebrate. There are 20 division competitions covering East, North, and Southwest region of China. over 50 winners representing 20 division competitions will gather to battle it out for the exclusive spot to compete at WBC 2014.

World Latte Art Championship is founded by -WCE (World Coffee Events), the premier producer of events for the coffee community worldwide. Their mission is to develop events that engage the specialty coffee community and promote coffee excellence.The Champion will represent China to Fight for the World championship. CLAC(China Latte Art Championship) shall become the second risen of specialty coffee in China. 46 competitors compeited last year and we are expecting more in 2014.

2014 China Cup Tasters Championship is a brand-new theme of competition that will be landing China in 2014, it raised a huge wave of passion among the baristas in china, we aim for over 100 cuppers for it!

01 – 03 April 2014
Cup Tasters Championship

04 – 06 April 2014
Kavos Kulturos Dienos 2014
Shopping Mall Panorama
Barista Championship, Latte Art Championship, Cup Tasters Championship

Kavos Kulturos Dienos – is a 3 day event where is all about specialty coffee. During these days we run barista competition along is coffee show and trade where people could to taste different coffees from locals roasteries or imported. This year novelty BREW bar – where we introduce diffrent coffee preparation techniques. Also seminars and lectures for industry people as well for a public who love and intresting in good coffee.

09 – 11 April 2014
Campeonato Brasileiro de Latte Art e Coffee In Good Spirits
Latte Art, Coffee in Good Spirits

On its second Edition, Food & Hospitality World Trade Show is focused on the hospitality and food service market, putting together professionals, decision makers and buyer in the right time of the year. Besides the two championships, ACBB will also promote an Update Professional Program in Coffee, where coffee lovers, baristas and food service professionals will have the opportunity to debate and acquire more knowledge with top Coffee Professionals.

12 – 14 April, 2014
Meadow Fresh NZ Latte Art Championship
Latte Art Championship

The NZ Latte Art Championship leads to the World Latte Art Championship
The NZ Latte Art Champion prize pack will include flights, accommodation at the World Latte Art Championship, and a Mahlkonig Vario home grinder from AMC Roastery Supply NZ.
The NZ Latte Art Championship will be held in strict accordance to the World Latte Art Rules and Regulations, Code of Conduct and other rules pertaining to the event.
Event Overview
The Latte Art Championship highlights artistic expression in a competition platform that challenges the barista in an on-demand performance.
The Championship comprises two separate rounds: a preliminary round and a final round.
During the preliminary round there are two components: one in the bar area where a single creative pattern is produced and photographed (10) minutes, and the other on stage (6) minutes, where two identical free-pour lattes and two identical designer lattes are produced.
The photographs will be judged by a panel of a minimum of 4 judges: 3 certified NZLAC judges and 1 judge who may be chosen for their artistic expertise (chef, artist, designer etc.), who may not have coffee expertise.
The highest-scoring six competitors will compete in the final round entirely on stage (8) minutes.In final of this championship the baristas present two identical samples of ‘art in a cup’ for 3 different beverages – a latte, a macchiato and a signature beverage. The two first pairs made only with a pitcher of milk. The signature beverage can be made with any surface aid at the choice of the barista. To ensure that the presented art is what the barista intended to deliver, the judges will be given a picture of the signature beverage design prior to the start of the presentation.
The beverages will be judged immediately for visual attributes, creativity, identical patterns in the pairs, contrast in the patterns, and the baristas overall performance.
Event Overview Structure
This competition takes place over 2 days and consists of a preliminary round and a finals round. Each competitor competes in the preliminary round, and then the top 6 will compete again in a finals round to determine the winner with the highest score, who becomes the NZ Latte Art Champion. (Please note that this is only a summary description of the event and that detailed structure and rules for this competition are set forth in and controlled by the Official Rules and Regulations.)
The competition will be held in strict accordance with the World Latte Art Rules and Regulations and scoring, visit www.worldlatteart.org
View the Rules and Regulations here>
Meadow Fresh NZ Latte Art Championship
Calibration and bar section: 12th April (not open to the public)
Public competition: 13th April
The winner will represent New Zealand at the World event, flights and accomodation are covered. The winner will also take home a Mahlkonig Vario home grinder
World Latte Art Championship
The World Latte Art Championship will be taking place in Melbourne, Australia 15-18th May
Many thanks to our sponsors
Meadow Fresh, Detpak, Cafetto Rancilio, Ziganan Espresso& AMC Roastery Supply NZ


02 February – 29 April 2014
Location/Venue TBD
Barista, Latte Art, Coffee in Good Spirits and Cup Tasters Championships

11-26 April 2014
Barista, Latte Art, Coffee in Good Spirits, Cup Tasters, Brewers Cup and Coffee Roasting Championships

Kaffefest will include all competitions but Ibrik, and have almost all different niches of the coffee world present.
This coffee festvial will be fun and intersting for competitors, coffee people, and every kind of people.
There will be different happenings every day – come join us!

24-27 April 2014
Romanian Barista Championship
Coffee Lovers Event 2014
Romanian Barista Championship

Coffee Lovers Event is a the only coffee exhibition in Romania. All the coffee importers from Romania and from Europe who are interested in selling products in the Romanian market are invited. Also tea importers, coffee machines importers and everything related with HORECA market. For coffee lovers we have free coffee tasting and seminars, presentations and workshops. The Romanian Barista Championship is held together with this event.

24-27 April 2014
United States Coffee Championships

The SCAA Event
Washington State Convention Center
US Barista Championship, US Brewers Cup, US Cup Tasters Championship, US Latte Art Championship

27 – 30 April 2014
 Österreichische Barrista Meisterschaften
 Congress Innsbruck Austria in Hall “Orangerie”
Barista Championship, Latte Art Championship, Cup Tasters Championship, Brewers Cup

SCAE Austria is back with Austrian Barista Championships. We are happy to welcome you in Innsbruck in the heart of the alps. You know what will happen on stage. Motivated young baristas will do their best to get the ticket for Rimini. But next to the stage we have the possibility to host workshops and work stations for learning and information exchange.

02-04 May  2014
Barista Championship

The Institute for the Promotion of Trade and Investment – PRO ECUADOR in order to honoring our coffee and recognize the skill, knowledge and passion to transform the coffee bean in a perfect drink, are pleased to invite you to participate in the “National Barista Championship” guaranteed by the WCE, the same to take place in the First Hall Coffee Quito.

The winner will travel to the 2014 World Barista Championship in Rimini, Italy in representation of Ecuador.

For more information, please review the link http://www.proecuador.gob.ec/event/baristas/

06-09 May 2014
Barista Cup 2014
Gastro Nord at Stockholmsmässan in Stockholm
Barista Championship, Brewers Cup, Coffee Roasting Championship

10 May 2014
AeroPress NZ Brewers Cup 2014
Brewers Cup

The NZ Specialty Coffee Association (NZSCA) holds the license for the national leg of the Brewer’s Cup Championship. The competition is held in strict accordnce with the World event.

About the AeroPress NZ Brewers Cup

The AeroPress NZ Brewers Cup competition highlights the craft of filter coffee brewing by hand, promoting manual coffee brewing and service excellence.

In this Championship, competitors prepare and serve three individual beverages for a panel of judges. The Championship consists of two rounds: a first round and a finals round. During the first round competitors complete two coffee services – a compulsory service and an open service.

For the compulsory service, competitors prepare three beverages utilizing whole bean coffee provided to them by the competition.

For the open service, competitors may utilize any whole bean coffee of their choosing and must also accompany their beverage preparation with a presentation. The competitor with the highest score will be named AeroPress NZ Brewers Cup Champion.

All competitiors will need to be on site by 8am for the compulsory service practice times & compulsory service section of the championship.

Thank you to our sponsors AeroPress, Marco, AMC Roastery Supply NZ and Cafetto plus our venue and compulsory coffee supplier Coffee Supreme.

 22-24 May 2014
Indonesia Barista Championship (IBC) 2014
Barista Championship