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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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