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17 June 2017, Budapest, Hungary – They came in the thousands to follow a hugely successful World of Coffee (WOC) to Budapest for Europe’s greatest coffee gathering. Over 6,800 people from over 100 countries met with more than 2,350 exhibitors at 234 stands over the 3-day event at the renowned Hungexpo Fair Center, breaking attendance records.

Coffee professionals and enthusiasts attend WOC (World of Coffee) each year for inspiration, education, industry networking events and to witness some of the best baristas in the world compete in high level competitions.


The Winners’ Enclosure!

The best of the best in coffee making talent took part in various competitions and after exacting standards and fierce competition, everyone cheered as the winners were announced.




World Brewers Cup – Competitors worldwide competed on a national level to represent their home nation at the World Brewers Cup.
2017 World Brewers Cup Champion: Chad Wang from Taiwan of Jascaffe China.
This is Wang’s second appearance (first was in Dublin/3rd place) on the World Brewers Cup stage and his first win.

World Latte Art Championship – Celebrating artistic expression, baristas are judged based on visual attributes, creativity, identical patterns, contrast in patterns and overall performance.
2017 World Latte Art Champion: Arnon Thitiprasert from Thailand of Ristr8to in Chiang Mai, Thailand.

World Coffee in Good Spirits – The World Coffee in Good Spirits Championship promotes innovative beverage recipes and mixology skills.
2017 World Coffee in Good Spirits Champion: Martin Hudak from Slovakia, of London’s American Bar at the Savoy Hotel.

World Cup Tasters Championship – The World Cup Tasters Championship awards the professional coffee cupper who demonstrates speed, skill, and accuracy in distinguishing the taste differences in specialty coffees.
2017 World Cup Tasters Champion: Lok Chan from Hong Kong of Craft Coffee Roaster in Hong Kong.

The World Cezve/ Ibrik Championship – This championship showcases the Cezve or Ibrik, one of the oldest forms of preparing coffee.
2017 Cezve/ Ibrik Champion: Karthikeyan Rajendram of UAE.

Congratulations to all champions and competitors on their incredible performances!

Amsterdam 2018!

All eyes are now on Amsterdam as WOC moves to the Venice of the North for the 2018 event. Bookings for exhibitor space at World of Coffee Amsterdam opened in Budapest and over 70% of stand space has been already sold. www.worldofcoffee-amsterdam.com.


About SCA

The Specialty Coffee Association (SCA) is a membership-based association built on foundations of openness, inclusivity, and the power of shared knowledge. From coffee farmers to baristas and roasters, our membership spans the globe, encompassing every element of the coffee value chain. SCA acts as a unifying force within the specialty coffee industry and works to make coffee better by raising standards worldwide through a collaborative and progressive approach. Dedicated to building an industry that is fair, sustainable, and nurturing for all, SCA draws on years of insights and inspiration from the specialty coffee community.


Text and photo credits: SCA (www.sca.coffee)


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World_of_Coffee6.500 people gathered in Dublin for SCAE’s Flagship Event (23-25 June 2016) to follow the World of Coffee to Dublin for the first time ever. They met with more than 1,500 exhibitors at 250 stands over the 3-day event at the 10,000sqm RDS Simmonscourt venue.

The World Barista Champion and the World Brewers Cup Champion were both crowned, thousands of coffee professionals were educated and inspired and the parties will go down in World of Coffee history as some of the best nights in Dublin, as per „World of Coffee“.

Everyone cheered as the two new world champions were crowned after three days of intense competition!

BergWuChampWorld Barista ChampionBerg Wu of Taiwan
Berg Wu of Taiwan has emerged victorious as the 2016 World Barista Champion. The competition pitted National Champions from 61 competitors against each other in four days of competition at the World Of Coffee Show in Dublin. The World Barista Championship, now in its 17th year, is said to be the most prestigious coffee competition in the world.

The runners up were – Yoshikazu Iwase (2nd) from Japan, Ben Put (3rd) from Canada, Lem Butler (4th) from USA, Charlotte Malaval (5th) from France and Lex Wenneker (6th) from The Netherlands… and Erna Tosberg from Germany (10th).


World Brewers Cup ChampionTetsu Kasuya of Japan

The runners up were – Mikaela Wallgreen (2nd) from Finland, Chad Wang from Taiwan (3rd), Benny Wong from Hong Kong (4th), Todd Goldsworthy from USA (5th) and Odd-Steinar Tollefsen from Norway (6th)… and Hannes Fendrich from Germany (16th).


SCAE Photography Awards
SCAE’s annual Photography Awards were another crowd pleaser at World of Coffee. The judges included Johan Damgaard, Johan & Nystrom, Chris Dobbs, Chris Dobbs Photography, Sarah Grennan, Café Europa and Ludovic Maillard, Maison Jobin.


Budapest 2017!
Dublin was the most successful yet and it’s now all eyes on Budapest when World of Coffee moves to the Hungarian capital in 2017.  Bookings for World of Coffee Budapest opened in Dublin and two-thirds (71%) of the available stand space at the Hung Expo have already been booked as per „World of Coffee“.

Text and photo credits: World of Coffee

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Ersmalig gemeinsam mit der SCAE Deutschland e.V. veranstaltetete die Deutsche Röstergilde e.V. den 3. Kaffee Campus im KOSMOS Berlin am 17.-19. September 2013.

04_Kampus09_2013Für drei Tage wurde das ehemalige DDR Premierenkino zum Kaffee-Mekka. Ein breit angelegtes Programm aus Seminaren, Workshops, Vorträgen zu Themen rund um Kaffee, mit Verkostungen, Live Rösten, Kaffee-Messe, Networking- Möglichkeiten und den Deutschen Baristameisterschaften der SCAE begeisterte die Besucher.


In den Disziplinen Barista, Latte Art, Coffee in Good Spirit, Brewers Cup und Cup Tasting stellten sich die Teilnehmer einer strengen und erfahrenen Jury – allesamt selbst (Welt)Meister ihres Fachs.

00_Kampus09_2013Zur Gewinnerin der Königsdisziplin, der Barista-Meisterschaft, wurde in diesem Jahr Erna Tosberg von der Röstbar im westfälischen Münster gekürt.

Die 29 jährige studierte Archäologin begann ihre Kaffeelaufbahn 2007 als studentische Aushilfe in der Röstbar Münster. Inzwischen ist Erna Tosberg Head Barista, SCAE autorisierte Trainerin und leitet die der Röstbar angeschlossene Kaffeeschule Münster.
Gemeinsam mit ihrer Kollegin Nadja Korff die den fünften Platz bei den Meisterschaften belegte, trainierte Erna Tosberg seit Juni 2013 immer wieder ihre Präsentation. Jedes Detail wurde beachtet und immer wieder geübt. Erna siegte auf ganzer Linie! Sie erhielt auch noch die von der Firma BWT Water & More ausgelobten Sonderpreise für den besten Espresso, den besten Cappuccino, als auch den besten Signature Drink. Von der Berlin School of Coffee wurde Erna im Beisein der Botschafterin von El Salvador, Frau Anita Escher, eingeladen den Coffee Master Gold in El Salvador zu absolvieren.

„Dass ich direkt gewinne, damit habe ich nicht gerechnet“ sagte sie im Anschluss der Siegerehrung sichtlich überrascht und glücklich. Hier geht es zur Video-Präsentation von Erna Tosberg bei den Finals auf dem Kaffee Campus in Berlin.

Erna Tosberg sowie die anderen Erstplatzierten werden Deutschland 2014 auf den Weltmeisterschaften im italienischen Rimini bzw. dem australischen Melbourne vertreten.

Die Platzierungen aller Disziplinen

13. Deutsche Barista Meisterschaft 2013:

1. Erna Tosberg

2. Björn Dietrich

3. Cory Andreen

9. Deutsche Latte Art Meisterschaft 2013:

1. Christian Ullrich

2. Daniel Gerlach

3. Dritan Alsela

8. Deutsche Coffee & Good Spirit Meisterschaft 2013:

1. Philipp Diekmann

2. Tristan Rus

3. Veerapatren Pillay

8. Deutsche Cup Tasting Meisterschaft 2013:

1. Jürgen Piechaczek

2. Eilen Ordon

3. Tim Albrecht

3. Deutscher Brewers Cup 2013:

1. Hannes Fendrich

2. Cory Andreen

3. Christina Raehlert

Der Kaffee Campus 2014 wird von der Deutschen Röstergilde und der SCAE Deutschland wieder gemeinsam in Berlin ausgetragen.

Text-Quelle: SCAE Deutschland; Bild-Quelle: Kaffeewacht

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