Posts Tagged ‘World Barista Champion’

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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