Photo: Wei Fei

It’s been an exciting start to the 2019 competition season, with World Coffee Championship (WCC) events in Berlin and Boston, and now we’re looking forward to bringing the best competitive coffee makers to crowds all over the globe with three new All-Stars event locations. The dynamic All-Stars program gives audiences the opportunity to connect with WCC finalists and champions in fun activities, with exciting stage time and head-to-head performances, informal bar time, and opportunities to learn more about the All-Stars’ coffee experiences and insights.

Photo: Olaya

Our first stop is Johannesburg, South Africa, where four All-Stars will join the Coffee & Chocolate show from 26-28 July. 2018 World Barista Champion, Agnieszka Rojewska from Poland will be sure to keep audiences entertained with insights from her participation at the 2018 World Latte Art Championship and the 2019 World Coffee in Good Spirits Championship. Along with espresso and filter coffee options to sample, audiences will also get the chance to learn more about coffee roasting, with 2018 World Coffee Roasting Championship Finalist Ben Toovey from Australia. 2018 and 2019 World Barista Championship Finalist Cole Torode from Canada also joins the event, along with two-time World Latte Art Championship Finalist, Michalis Karagiannis from Greece. Don’t miss out — you can find more info on the event here.  This event is generously supported by Qualified Sponsors Victoria Arduino and Urnex, with ceramics sponsored by Club House.

Can’t make it to Johannesburg this July? We also have two upcoming All-Stars features in China, at Hotelex Qingdao from 25-27 September, and Hotelex Guangzhou from 12-14 December. We are always looking for opportunities for these championship All-Stars to spread the message of specialty coffee — if you’d like to host an All-Stars feature you can get in touch by emailing [email protected]