Announcing the Qualified Equipment & Products Sponsors for the 2018-2020 World Coffee Championships

The World Coffee Championships take place thanks to the support and dedication of a wide array of organizations and individuals. Integral to that support are the Qualified Sponsors, the manufacturers who provide the equipment & products that competitors use on stage. These sponsors sign three-year agreements to support strategic growth of the competitions, and dedicate time and resources to ensuring that every world championship competitor is using the same high quality of equipment. 2018-2020 will be the next qualified sponsorship cycle, with Victoria Arduino returning as World Barista Championship (WBC) Espresso Machine Sponsor, Mahlkönig as WBC Grinder Sponsor, and Urnex joining as Cleaning Products Sponsor for all of the world championships. Sanremo will be the Espresso Machine Sponsor for the World Coffee In Good Spirits and World Latte Art Championships, which will respectively have Mahlkönig and Anfim as grinder sponsors. Ditting will be the World Brewers Cup Grinder Sponsor, and Technivorm will be the World Cup Tasters Championship Brewer Sponsor.

To become a Qualified Sponsor, manufacturers submit their equipment and products to the Qualified Testing program for performance testing using a set of standards developed by the industry experts on the Qualified Testing Committee. If the equipment or products passes all of the testing criteria for its category, then it is officially qualified for use at world championship competitions. At that point, all qualifying manufacturers are then invited to submit proposals into the bid process for the upcoming Qualified Sponsor positions in each of the competitions.

Sponsorship proposals are evaluated by the WCE Advisory Board based on many considerations, including the offered equipment, logistics, staff, and financial resources for the championships events, as well as investment and interest in the global barista community.

Please read on below for a complete breakdown of all 2018-2020 qualified sponsors and the equipment they will be providing in the 2018 competition cycle.

WBC:

  • Espresso Machine – Victoria Arduino, VA388, “Black Eagle”
  • Grinder – Mahlkönig, Peak and EK43 (S)
  • Cleaning Products – Urnex Cafiza® Espresso Machine Cleaning Powder and Puro® Espresso Machine Cleaning Powder

WBrC:

  • Grinder – Ditting 804
  • Cleaning Products – Urnex Cafiza® Espresso Machine Cleaning Powder and Puro® Espresso Machine Cleaning Powder

WLAC:

  • Espresso Machine – Sanremo, Cafe Racer
  • Grinder – Anfim SPII
  • Cleaning Products – Urnex Cafiza® Espresso Machine Cleaning Powder and Puro® Espresso Machine Cleaning Powder

WCIGS:

  • Espresso Machine – Sanremo, Cafe Racer
  • Grinder – Mahlkönig Peak and EK43 (S)
  • Cleaning Products – Urnex Cafiza® Espresso Machine Cleaning Powder and Puro® Espresso Machine Cleaning Powder

WCTC:

  • Brewer – Technivorm, Thermoserve II-X
  • Cleaning Products – Urnex Cafiza® Espresso Machine Cleaning Powder and Puro® Espresso Machine Cleaning Powder

WCRC:

  • Cleaning Products – Urnex Cafiza® Espresso Machine Cleaning Powder and Puro® Espresso Machine Cleaning Powder

 

Victoria Arduino – http://www.victoriaarduino.com/

VICTORIA ARDUINO 1905. THE DISRUPTIVE COFFEE MACHINE.

We are keen on always going beyond, we have a sharp vision of future challenges. Jeopardize, break and reinvent the rules is our strength. Among our coffee machines, many pieces have made history and have become design icons. There are unexpected idea and solutions, intuitions and inventions redesigning the way of thinking about and making coffee. 

Mahlkönig – http://www.mahlkoenig.de/

Since 2009 MAHLKÖNIG is committed to sponsoring the World Barista Championships as the official grinder sponsor. The competitors of the upcoming seasons get to work with the PEAK and EK43(S).

Urnex – http://urnex.com/

Urnex has manufactured specialty cleaning products for coffee and espresso equipment since 1936. Today, the portfolio of Urnex liquids, powders, tablets, and capsules is distributed in over 70 countries around the world.

Sanremo – http://www.sanremomachines.com/

Our constant drive for innovation and improvement has always characterized the way we work. The Café Racer is a machine conceived in absolute freedom. No obligations except to guarantee impeccable performance to baristas all over the world.

Anfim –  http://www.anfim.it

Anfim, official espresso grinder sponsor of World Latte Art Championships 2015 – 2017, is about to continue supporting international top latte artists with the SPII Special Performance.

Ditting – http://www.dittingswiss.ch

After several sponsorships of local barista and brewers cup competitions, the Swiss grinder manufacturer Ditting starts sponsoring the upcoming seasons of the World Brewers Cup with the 804 grinder.

Technivorm – http://www.technivorm.com/

Ever since 1964 Technivorm Moccamaster stands for the real taste of Coffee! The quality of our hand built coffeemakers is beyond dispute and guaranties a first class beverage in full compliance with the ECBC/SCA requirements.

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