WCE AllStars 2015 – HOST Milano 2017-06-06T09:59:15+00:00

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Featured at HOST Milano, 23-27 October, 2015

The Champions

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Hidenori Izaki
Japan
2014 World Barista Champion

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Maxwell Colonna Dashwood
United Kingdom
2014 & 2015 World Barista Finalist

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Rubens Gardelli
Italy
2014 World Brewers Cup Finalist

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Matt Perger
Australia
2014 World Coffee in Good Spirits Champion, 2012 World Brewers Cup Champion, 2011 & 2013 World Barista Finalist

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Colin Harmon
Ireland
2013 World Barista Finalist

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Fritz Storm
Denmark
2002 World Barista Champion

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Amanda Juris
United States
2014 World Cup Tasters Finalist

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Sasa Sectic
Australia
2015 World Barista Champion

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Stefanos Domatiotis
Greece
2014 World Brewers Cup Champion, 2010 & 2012 World Barista Finalist

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Francesco Sanapo
Italy
2013 World Barista Finalist

Sonja

Sonja Grant
Iceland
World Championships Judge 2000-2015

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Lauro Fioretti
Italy
WCE Certified Judge

From 23 to 27 October,  HOST Milano will be collaborating with World Coffee Events to bring the winners of the 2015 World Coffee Championships, together with prestigious figures from the sector, to perform, talk about their experiences, and illustrate the skills required to become a star of the coffee world.

The 2015 WCE coffee stars will participate in a series of interactive modules in a highly diversified program,  including performances on request and visual demonstrations, all based on the various areas of expertise of the champion baristas: latte art, manual preparation, tasting, and sensorial skills. The didactic modules,  conducted by leading exponents from the sector, will focus on “what it takes to be great” and will cover such themes as: coffee design, coffee cupping, competition judging, how to be a great business owner, and innovation.

Thanks to a program that will be incessantly enhanced by fun and educational events over the five days of HOST Milano, the WCE All Stars stage will not only be an ideal place to get your daily dose of inspiration but also an outstanding cup of coffee made by one of the 2015 champions!

Schedule of Events

DAY ONE: Friday, 23 October 2015

11:00-12:00 ACTIVE BAR TIME
All-Stars make drinks and engage with the audience.
HIDE & RUBENS
12:00-13:00 LUNCH
13:00-13:30 MY ROAD TO CHAMPION
This presentation is designed to allow WCE All Stars to tell us about their journey to the World Coffee Championships and beyond.
SASA
13:45-14:30 MYSTERY ESPRESSO CHALLENGE
A fun head-to-head challenge between two All-Stars who dial-in a mystery coffee to achieve the best-tasting espresso.
 SASA vs RUBENS
14:30-15:00 HOW CHAMPIONSHIPS HAVE IMPACTED YOUR LIVES
A chat with champions and judges on the role of coffee championships in their lives.
SASA, AMANDA, SONJA, STEFANOS
15:30-16:15 CAFE CHALLENGE
A challenge involving teams creating two drinks (one espresso-based, and one brewed), to compliment a traditional Italian snack! 
MAXWELL & SONJA VS RUBENS & AMANDA
16:30-17:00 ANTI-FRAGILITY: THE BALANCE OF PITFALLS/REWARDS
Join our All-Stars for a chat on how to balance the positive and negative. 
MAXWELL, MATT, AMANDA
17:15-17:45 ACTIVE BAR TIME
All-Stars make drinks and engage with the audience.
MAXWELL, MATT, AMANDA

DAY TWO: Saturday, 24 October 2015

11:00-11:45 MYSTERY INGREDIENT CHALLENGE
A fun head-to-head challenge between two All-Stars who attempt to create the best tasting signature beverage that incorporates a mystery coffee and various ingredients, to compliment a local treat.
RUBENS & FRANCESCO
11:45-12:15 CUPPING DEMO
Cup with the champions!
RUBENS, AMANDA, ANNEMARIE & HIDE
12:15-13:15 LUNCH
13:15-14:00 MYSTERY ESPRESSO CHALLENGE
A fun head-to-head challenge between two All-Stars who dial-in a mystery coffee to achieve the best-tasting espresso.
 SASA & HIDE
14:00-14:30 WHAT IT TAKES TO MAKE A GREAT TEAM
All-Stars share the importance of the teams behind-the-scenes.
SASA, AMANDA, HIDE & STEFANOS
15:30-15:45 CUPPING DEMO
Cup with the champions!
AMANDA, ANNEMARIE, MAXWELL, SONJA & RUBENS
16:00-16:30 WHAT IT TAKES TO BE A GREAT CUPPER
A presentation by a champion cupper on what you need to taste the best in your coffee.
AMANDA
16:45-17:15 HISTORY OF THE WORLD BARISTA CHAMPIONSHIP
Join us for a walk through the history of WBC as seen from a judge’s perspective.
SONJA

DAY THREE: Sunday, 25 October 2015

11:00-11:45 ACTIVE BAR TIME
All-Stars make drinks and engage with the audience.
AMANDA, HIDE & SONJA
11:45-12:15 THE ART OF TRAINING
Learn about how an All-Star approaches their coffee training.
FRITZ
12:15-13:15 LUNCH
13:15-14:00 JUDGE LIKE A JUDGE
A feature activity where audience members get an opportunity to learn what it’s like to judge at the World Barista Championships.
 LAURO, SONJA, HIDE, STEFANOS
14:00-14:30 JUDGING THROUGH THE HISTORY OF THE WBC
A chat with judges on the history of coffee competition judging.
LAURO, SONJA & AMANDA
14:30-15:00 FILM TRAILER & CHAT
Exclusive trailer screening for the upcoming documentary on Sasa Sestic, “The Coffee Hunter.”
ROLAND FRAVEL
15:15-15:45 WHAT IT TAKES TO BE A GREAT BUSINESS OWNER: BUILDING A BRAND
We explore the ins and outs of business with our All-Stars.
MAXWELL, COLIN, SASA
15:45-16:30 CAFE CHALLENGE
A challenge involving teams creating two drinks (one espresso-based, and one brewed), to compliment a traditional Italian snack! 
MAXWELL & RUBENS vs MATT & AMANDA
17:00-17:30 BREAKING THE RULES: WHAT IT TAKES TO BE A GREAT INNOVATOR
Join our All-Stars for an inspirational chat on the art of innovation. 
MAXWELL, MATT, AMANDA, SONJA & STEFANOS

DAY FOUR: MONDAY, 26 October 2015

11:00-11:45 MYSTERY INGREDIENT CHALLENGE
A fun head-to-head challenge between two All-Stars who attempt to create the best tasting signature beverage that incorporates a mystery coffee and various ingredients, to compliment a local treat.
HIDE & AMANDA
11:45-12:15 MY ROAD TO CHAMPION
This presentation is designed to allow WCE All Stars to tell us about their journey to the World Coffee Championships and beyond.
 HIDE
12:15-13:15 LUNCH
13:15-14:00 JUDGE LIKE A JUDGE
A feature activity where audience members get an opportunity to learn what it’s like to judge at the World Barista Championships.
 SONJA, MAXWELL & HIDE
14:15-14:45 WATER
A chat about the importance of water in coffee preparation.
MAXWELL
15:00-15:45 MYSTERY ESPRESSO CHALLENGE
A fun head-to-head challenge between two All-Stars who dial-in a mystery coffee to achieve the best-tasting espresso.
MAXWELL vs STEFANOS
16:15-16:45 WHAT IT TAKES TO CREATE A GREAT SPACE
All-Stars on the importance of design.
 MAXWELL, SONJA & AMANDA
16:45-17:15 ACTIVE BAR TIME
All-Stars make drinks and engage with the audience.
MAXWELL, SONJA & AMANDA

DAY FIVE: Tuesday, 27 October 2015

11:00-11:45 ACTIVE BAR TIME
All-Stars make drinks and engage with the audience.
MATT
11:45-12:30 MYSTERY ESPRESSO CHALLENGE
A fun head-to-head challenge between two All-Stars who dial-in a mystery coffee to achieve the best-tasting espresso.
MATT & FRANCESCO

Sponsors

Qualified Equipment Sponsors:

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Event Partners

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