World Coffee Events announces 2014 World Latte Art, World Coffee in Good Spirits and World Cup Tasters Champions

Melbourne, Australia (May 18th 2014): Today World Coffee Events (WCE) announced the 2014 World Latte Art Champion, 2014 World Cup Tasters Champion and 2014 World Coffee in Good Spirits Champion at the Melbourne International Coffee Expo (MICE) in Melbourne, Australia.

The 2014 World Latte Art Champion is ­Christian Ullrich from Germany. Announced on the same stage, the 2014 World Coffee in Good Spirits Champion is Matthew Perger from Australia. And, the 2014 World Cup Tasters Champion is Pang-Yu Liu from Taiwan.

A total of 31 National Latte Art Champions and 15 National Coffee in Good Spirits Champions competed in the 10th World Latte Art and World Coffee in Good Spirits Championships. 35 Cup Tasters Champions competed in the 11th World Cup Tasters Championship.

All 3 Championships took place over four days at Melbourne Showgrounds as part of MICE, Australia’s largest coffee event. Over 10,000 coffee fans from Australia and around the globe attended the event, and over 11,500 viewers streamed the competitions live online.

World Latte Art Championship

Champion: Christian Ullrich, Germany

2nd: Chiara Bergonzi, Italy

3rd: Edit Juhasz, Hungary

4th: Rie Moustakas, Australia

5th: Seijivus Matiejunas, Ireland

6th: Ryan Tan, Singapore

The World Latte Art Champion was awarded a trip to the World of Coffee in Rimini, Italy, and trip to Sumatra for DC Campus by Dalla Corte. They also won a Mahlkoenig Vario Grinder and a trip to China courtesy of Jas Bleu Coffee Expert.

World Coffee in Good Spirits Championship

Champion: Matthew Perger, Australia

2nd: Martin Hudák, Slovakia

3rd: George Koustoumpardis, Greece

4th: Madeleine Solheim Johnsen, Norway

5th: Young Jin Kim, South Korea

6th: Francesco Corona, Italy

The World Coffee in Good Spirits Champion was also awarded a trip to the World of Coffee in Rimini, Italy, and trip to Sumatra for DC Campus by Dalla Corte. They won a Breville “The Boss” Blender, liqueur from Grand Marnier, Mahlkoenig Vario Grinder and a trip to China courtesy of Jas Bleu Coffee Expert.

World Cup Tasters Championship:

Champion: Pang-Yu Liu, Taiwan

2nd: Amanda Juris, United States

3rd: Panu Reinikainen, Finland

4th: Yoeri Joosten, The Netherlands

The World Cup Tasters Champion was awarded a trip to Panama to visit coffee origin with Toby’s Estate. They also won a Mahlkoenig Vario Grinder.

To see the complete awards ceremony or to view competitor presentations at each of the World Championships, please visit http://new.livestream.com/worldcoffee/

For more information visit: www.worldcoffeeevents.org or join in the conversation on Twitter @WCoffeeEvents using the hashtag #WCTC2014 #WLAC2014 and #WCIGS2014.

A WCE photo library can be found here: http://worldcoffeeevents.photoshelter.com/gallery-list. Please contact  [email protected] for download information.

The 2014 World Latte Art Championship was brought to you by title sponsor PURA. The 2014 World Coffee in Good Spirits Liqueur Sponsor was Grand Marnier for their Cordon Rouge. And, the Official Brewing Equipment Sponsor of the 2014 World Cup Tasters Championship is Technivorm.

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Press Contacts: Laura Lee or Jamie Jessup

Email: [email protected]

About World Latte Art Championship (WLAC)

The World Latte Art Championship highlights artistic expression in a competition platform that challenges the barista in an on-demand performance. Classic milk and espresso drinks are topped with designs of the barista’s creation, with emphasis on taste, replication, and creativity.

(http://www.worldlatteart.org)

Support from international and national companies for WLAC comes from:

  • Official Title Sponsor: PURA Milk (http://preferredmilk.com.au)
  • 2012-2014 Official Espresso Machine Sponsor: Dalla Corte for their DC Pro (http://www.dallacorte.com)
  • 2012-2014 Official Grinder Sponsor: Mahlkoenig for their K30 Twin and K30 Vario (www.mahlkoenig.com)
  • 2012-2014 Official Cleaning Products Sponsor: Urnex Brands for their Cafiza Espresso Machine Cleaning Powder and Puro Espresso Machine Cleaning Powder (www.urnex.com)

About World Coffee in Good Spirits Championship (WCIGS)

The World Coffee in Good Spirits Championship promotes innovative beverage recipes that showcase coffee and spirits in a competition format. From the traditional Irish coffee to unique cocktail combinations, this competition highlights the barista’s skills to perfectly combine coffee and alcohol. (http://www.worldcoffeeingoodspirits.org)

Support from international and national companies for WCIGS comes from:

  • 2012-2014 Official Espresso Machine Sponsor: Dalla Corte for their DC Pro (http://www.dallacorte.com)
  • 2012-2014 Official Grinder Sponsor: Mahlkoenig for their K30 Twin and K30 Vario (www.mahlkoenig.com)
  • 2012-2014 Official Cleaning Products Sponsor: Urnex Brands for their Cafiza Espresso Machine Cleaning Powder and Puro Espresso Machine Cleaning Powder (www.urnex.com)
  • 2014 Official Liquor Sponsor: Grand Marnier for their Cordon Rouge (http://www.grand-marnier.com)

About World Cup Tasters Championship (WCTC)

The World Cup Tasters Championship awards the professional coffee cupper who demonstrates speed, skill, and accuracy in distinguishing the taste differences in specialty coffees. Coffees of the world have many distinct taste characteristics and in this competition format the objective is for the cupper to discriminate between the different coffees. (http://www.worldcuptasters.org/)

Support from international and national companies for WCTC comes from:

  • 2014 Official Brewing Equipment Sponsor: Technivorm for their Moccamaster (http://www.technivorm.com)
  • 2014 Official Grinder Sponsor: Mahlkoenig for their Guatemala (www.mahlkoenig.com)
  • 2012-2014 Official Cleaning Products Sponsor: Urnex Brands for their Cafiza Espresso Machine Cleaning Powder and Puro Espresso Machine Cleaning Powder (www.urnex.com)
  • 2012-2014 Official Water Filtration Sponsor: 3M Purification ( http://solutions.3m.com)

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