In less than two months, the World Brewers Cup, and World Latte Art, World Coffee In Good Spirits, and World Cup Tasters Championships will take place in Belo Horizonte during Brazil International Coffee Week. The show takes place November 7th-9th at the Expominas center, where three stages will be built to showcase 100+ competitors and all the coffee competition excitement! If you would like to watch the competitions live, you can find more info on tickets and any necessary visas & vaccinations here, and if you want to watch online, you can see all the action live on worldcoffeeevents.org/Brazil.
There are also many great ways to get involved with competition, including volunteering at the event, and if you have the requisite national body competition judging experience, you can even go through a WCE Judges Certification exam two days before the event, and be ready to judge on stage at the competitions!
This year the liquors for the World Coffee In Good Spirits Championship (WCIGS) will be Chivas Regal 12 Year Blended Scotch Whiskey, Beefeater London Dry Gin, and GouveiaBrasil 44 Cachaça. Attendees at Brazil International Coffee Week will also have the chance to get up-close and personal with the WCIGS competitors during the Spirit Bar round, where competitors will present drink performances from 18:00-22:00 Wednesday November 7that CentoeQuatro in the center of Belo Horizonte.
Competitors in the World Latte Art Championship (WLAC) will use Itambé Natural Milk, a 3.5% milk-fat UHT milk that comes from one of the best farms in Brazil, and the RITUAIS espresso blend from Café 3 Corações to pour incredible designs into Loveramics Egg cups. San Remo is the Qualified Espresso Machine sponsor for both the WLAC & WCIGS, with competitors using three-group Café Racer machines. Keep your eyes peeled on World Coffee Events social media for some incredible pours!
Competitors across all the competitions will use water treated by Pentair/Everpure. World Latte Art Championship competitors will use Anfim grinders, and Mahlkönig will provide qualified grinders for the World Coffee In Good Spirits Championship. Ditting will provide grinders for the World Brewers Cup, and all of the coffee for the World Cup Tasters Championship will be prepared on Technivorm Moccamasters.
Brazil World Coffee Championships Qualified Equipment Sponsors:
San Remo Café Racer — “A modern concept, with the hottest design of the moment and detailed customizations have made San Remo Coffee Machines a renowned brand for its unique quality and high performance.”
Urnex Cafiza® & Puro® Espresso Machine Cleaning Powder– “Urnex has manufactured specialty cleaning products for coffee and espresso equipment since 1936.”
Pentair/Everpure Water Filtration– “Pentair delivers smart, sustainable solutions that empower our customers to make the most of life’s essential resource.”
Anfim SPII – Special Performance– “Anfim’s team feels a genuine love for the traditional Italian espresso culture. Their efficient, reliable and accurate espresso grinders support baristas from all over the world in grinding their coffee specialties.“
Mahlkönig EK43 & PEAK– “MAHLKÖNIG have supported competitions, events and workshops since their beginning—as sharing knowledge is key to enhancing the awareness of specialty coffee and the barista scene.”
Ditting 804 LAB SWEET– “The 804 LAB SWEET provides absolutely accurate and consistent grinding, making it the perfect match for pour overs.”
Technivorm Moccamaster– “Ever since 1964 Technivorm Moccamaster has stood for the real taste of coffee! The quality of our hand-built coffeemakers is beyond dispute and guaranttes a first class beverage in full compliance with the ECBC/SCA requirements.”
Beefeater London Dry Gin — Beefeater is the world’s most awarded gin brand and with its distillery based in the heart of London, it is the only historic dry gin distilled in the capital city, making it a true London spirit. Created by James Burrough in the 19thCentury, the iconic Beefeater recipe has remained virtually unchanged and today it is guarded by Beefeater’s Master Distiller, Desmond Payne, the most experienced gin distiller in the world. Beloved by international bartenders for its consistently outstanding quality and classic London dry taste, the Beefeater range consists of Beefeater Dry, the world’s No.1 premium gin thanks to its crisp, clean, well-balanced flavour; Beefeater 24, a super-premium gin infused with Japanese and Chinese teas to create a distinctive, complex gin to suit contemporary cocktail culture; and Beefeater Burrough’s Reserve, a hand-crafted, ultra-premium, oak-rested gin, that challenges convention.
Chivas Regal 12 Year Old Blended Scotch Whiskey — Launched in 1909, Chivas Regal is the world’s first luxury whisky and is considered to be a timeless classic, renowned for its benchmark quality and taste, style, substance and exclusivity. A truly global brand, Chivas Regal has been integral to the growth of the Scotch whisky category worldwide and today sells 4.5 million 9L cases annually in more than 150 countries across the globe. With generosity, entrepreneurship and integrity at the heart of Chivas Regal, the brand launched its successful Win the Right Way campaign in 2014, which aims to inspire a new generation whilst making a positive impact on the lives of others. The Chivas Regal range includes: Chivas 12, Chivas Extra, Chivas 18, Chivas 25, ultra-prestige blend and pinnacle of the range Chivas Regal The Icon, and the Global Travel Retail exclusive Chivas Brothers Blend. Launched in October 2016, Chivas Regal Ultis is the first blended malt Scotch whisky from the House of Chivas and represents the true essence of Chivas Regal.
GouveiaBrasil 44 Cachaça — “A 44% ABV single-origin cachaça aged for 3 years in American Oak barrels, for a golden tone and, buttery beverage. A woody and elegant drink, with a spicy taste with a balance between astringency and sweetness.”
Itambé Natural Milk — “3.5% Milk fat UHT-processed milk without stabilizers that is 100% sourced from Sekita Farm in Brazil, packaged within 24 hours of production by the cows.”
Café 3 Corações RITUAIS Blend — “The new specialty coffee offering from Café 3 Corações, RITUAIS is a blend of premium Brazilian coffees.”