April 2018 in National Coffee Competitions: A Recap of New Champions from Around the Globe

April 2018 in National Coffee Competitions: A Recap of New Champions from Around the Globe

Here is our recap of the winners of national coffee competitions from around the world in collaboration with World Coffee Events (WCE) for the month of April 2018. These dedicated coffee competitors have earned the right to represent their country in coffee competitions at the international level. For more information on upcoming world championships and the athletes who will be participating, visit the WCE website at https://www.worldcoffeeevents.org.

 

Slovakia Barista, Brewers Cup, Coffee in Good Spirits, Cup Tasters & Latte Art Championships: April 28, 2018

National Champions:Lukas Podbehly (Barista), Veronika Vesela (Brewers Cup), Rastislav Kasar (Coffee in Good Spirits),Tomas Laca (Cup Tasters),Patrik Varga (Latte Art)
Licensed National Body: Specialty Coffee Association – Slovakia Chapter
Host: Standart Festival

Finland Brewers Cup & Cup Tasters Championships: April 20, 2018

National Champions: Jani Mikkonen (Brewers Cup), Roosa Jalonen (Cup Tasters)
Licensed National Body: Specialty Coffee Association – Finland Chapter
Host: Helsinki Coffee Festival

 

United States Barista, Brewers Cup, Cup Tasters & Roasting Championships: April 20, 2018

National Champions: Cole McBride (Barista), Rebecca Woodard (Brewers Cup), Ken Selby (Cup Tasters), Ian Picco (Roasting)
Licensed National Body: Specialty Coffee Association
Host: Specialty Coffee Expo

India Barista Championship: April 18, 2018

National Champion: Geetu Mohnani
Licensed National Body: Coffee Board of India

Russia Latte Art Championship: April 17, 2018

National Champion: Gavrilov Ivan
Licensed National Body: Specialty Coffee Association – Russia Chapter
Host: Interfood

New Zealand Barista Championship: April 14, 2018

National Champion: John Gordon
Licensed National Body: New Zealand Specialty Coffee Association

UK Barista Championship: April 13, 2018

National Champion: Joshua Tarlo
Licensed National Body: Specialty Coffee Association – UK Chapter
Host: London Coffee Festival

Kenya Barista Championship: April 12, 2018

National Champion: Tonny Gitonga
Licensed National Body: Kenya National Barista Championship

Ukraine Barista, Brewers Cup & Roasting Championships: April 11, 2018

National Champions: Kostyantyn Strelnikov (Barista),Yuliia Kasap (Brewers Cup), Khrystyna Radchuk (Roasting)
Licensed National Body:Specialty Coffee Association  – Ukraine Chapter
Host: Kyiv Coffee Festival vol. 4

Czech Republic Barista Championship: April 7, 2018

National Champion: Adam Neubauer
Licensed National Body: Specialty Coffee Association  – Czech Republic Chapter

Ireland Cup Tasters Championship: April 7, 2018

National Champion: Daniel Horbat
Licensed National Body: ECEG
Host: Dubai 2018

Guatemala Barista & Cup Tasters Championships: April 6, 2018

National Champions: David Solano (Barista), Dulce Barrera (Cup Tasters)
Licensed National Body: ECEG
Host: Festival de Cafes Especiales

El Salvador Barista Championship: April 6, 2018

National Champion: Jonathan Mendoza
Licensed National Body: Consejo Salvadoreño del Café

Are you a licensed WCE National Body representative? Don’t forget to submit your post-event reports to be featured in our monthly recaps: https://www.worldcoffeeevents.org/national-body-forms/