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World of Coffee 2018 & World Barista Championship – RAI Amsterdam – 21-23 June 2018

 

The largest coffee trade show in Europe is traveling to Amsterdam this June.
Thousands of baristas, coffee roasters, buyers, and F&B professionals will travel to RAI Amsterdam to find the latest products and innovations, and to take part in inspiring lectures, tastings, and social activities. The event is organized by the Specialty Coffee Association (SCA) and is also the venue for the prestigious 2018 World Barista Championship.

The annual event has grown in five years from 3,000 visitors and 45 exhibitors to 6,800 visitors and 250 exhibitors. Professionals from over 90 countries visit the trade show, known as one of the leading international coffee events.

A Festival of Innovation, Entertainment, and Knowledge
The backbone of World of Coffee is the dynamic 5000 sq.m. show floor featuring over 250 of the world’s leading coffee and Horeca industry suppliers and much more:

  • World Barista Championships
  • SCA Lecture Series
  • Two busy cupping rooms
  • Roasters Village
  • Brew and Espresso Bars
  • Sustainability Forum
  • World of Coffee New Product of the Show Awards
  • Automating Excellence, a space where visitors can taste the finest Cup of Excellence coffees made by a selection of the most innovative, fully-automated machines

World of Coffee offers many opportunities to network with specialty coffee professionals from Europe and around the world, on the show floor and at various receptions and parties.

Tickets are available online, starting at €20 for SCA members and €25 for non-members (Early Bird), and are available at the door from €40.

Venue Location:
RAI Amsterdam
Europaplein 24
1078 GZ Amsterdam
The Netherlands

For more information and tickets visit: www.worldofcoffee.org

 

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

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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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Budapest, Hungary (14 June, 2017) — Each year, the Specialty Coffee Association’s Best New Product Competition recognizes new products that represent quality and add value to the specialty coffee and tea industry. Awards were presented at the World of Coffee in Budapest, Hungary.

The Best New Product Awards for 2017 went to:

COFFEE ACCESSORIES

Espazzola, PROTONEA Senger (https://www.espazzola.ch)

CONSUMER EQUIPMENT (NON ELECTRICAL)

Cafflano Kompresso, Beanscopr Co, Ltd. (http://www.cafflano.com)

OPEN CLASS

Flor de Café, Flor de Cafe

OPEN CLASS, SPECIAL MENTION

Tonino, Marko Luther & Paul Holleis GbR (http://my-tonino.com)

PACKAGING      

Upcycled Denim Bag, Coffee Bird limited

SPECIALTY BEVERAGE FLAVOR ADDITIVE

Garden Mint Lemonade, DaVinci Gourmet (http://davincigourmet.com)

SPECIALTY BEVERAGE STAND ALONE

Chalo Chai, Chalo (https://chalo.eu)

TECHNOLOGY

RØST Sample Roaster, RØST COFFEE AS (https://www.roestcoffee.com)

COMMERCIAL EQUIPMENT

Marco Mix, Marco Beverage Systems (http://marcobeveragesystems.com)

COMMERCIAL EQUIPMENT, Special Mention

Conserv 75E, Pentair (http://foodservice.pentair.com)

COMMERCIAL EQUIPMENT, NON-ELECTRIC

Foam Locus, Nuova Ricambi (http://nuovaricambi.net/it)

More details about the Best New Product and other SCA award recipients will be posted
at http://www.worldofcoffee-budapest.com/best-new-product-awards.html

 

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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