The seven championships produced by World Coffee Events (WCE) are able to continue and grow thanks to the dedication and support of many partners throughout the global coffee community. Some of the primary partners are the event hosts, those trade shows and supporting organizations that host and help produce championships. WCE is pleased to announce [...]
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The Rules and Regulations for the 2018 World Brewers Cup, World Cup Tasters Championship and World Coffee Roasting Championship have now been released, undergoing only minor updates to gender-neutral language and competitor qualification explanations, to keep them consistent with other competition documents. The committees and community review process for the Rules and Regulations is currently [...]
Following a fantastic 2017 event in Seoul, the World Barista Championship (WBC) now heads to Amsterdam from 20-23 June, 2018, taking place at the World of Coffee Amsterdam show at RAI centre. 2018 is the 19th year of the championship, which recognizes the highest levels of barista professionals, and their mastery and innovation in coffee service. This year nearly 60 competitors from around the world will [...]
Announcing New DC Policy and Events Site Selection Committees and Task Force on Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion
As the New Year draws closer, I’m reminded that the end of a year is a good time to both look back to reflect on the previous twelve months and to look forward at what we still need to accomplish. A message from Paul Stack, President of the SCA Board of Directors: For the past few [...]
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 [...]
After much in-person and online discussion during various town hall meetings on the Deferred Candidacy Policy & Host City Selection Criteria, the SCA Board & WCE team have put together an extensive FAQ gathering answers to questions people may have on this subject. Please find the full FAQ here: https://www.worldcoffeeevents.org/dcpolicy-faq/
Please read this message from the Board of Directors of the Specialty Coffee Association, following the recent Deferred Candidacy Policy announcement. Since the November 9 announcement of our Deferred Candidacy policy, the SCA Board of Directors have heard a variety of reactions from our members and other stakeholders. Many have been critical. We have listened [...]
Barista champions from 60+ national bodies are coming to Seoul in 2017 to compete for the title of “World Barista Champion.” This will take place live, November 9-12, on an arena stage built by competition host Cafe Show. For the second year, there will also be a Team Competition component at the WBC, [...]
The 2017 Budapest Championships were a fantastic chance for the coffee world to come together in competition and camaraderie. To help make these events better every year, World Coffee Events puts together surveys to gather input. If you attended the Championships at World of Coffee Budapest, or watched them online, we'd love to get your input [...]
Congratulations once again to the Champions, and all the incredible competitors at the 2017 Budapest Championships, at World of Coffee Budapest! Full rankings for each round of every competition have now been released and are available at the links below. Thank you to all the competitors for their passion and competitive spirit, and to the [...]