Congratulations Team Steam!

Congratulations to Team Steam, winner of the 2018 World Barista Championship Team Competition! The Team Competition, introduced in 2016 in recognition of each champions existing support network (coaches, roasters, producers), puts each competitor on a team with 4-5 competitors from other national bodies for support and camaraderie. Each team is equally weighted based on the …

A Look Back At The 2017 World Coffee Roasting Championship in Guangzhou

By CONNOR CLARKE It’s been a whirlwind three months for Italy’s Rubens Gardelli since he was crowned the 2017 World Coffee Roasting Champion at Hotelex Guangzhou, China last December. At the WCE (World Coffee Events) All-Stars event in Shanghai, China last month Rubens’ win felt poignant, with audiences eager to pick up some knowledge from …

Congratulations to the 2018 Cezve/Ibrik Champion!

By CONNOR CLARKE Congratulations to Slava Babych, representing Ukraine, who has become the 2018 Cezve/Ibrik Champion! Over three days, we’ve seen some great performances from seven coffee professionals in the Cezve/Ibrik Championship. The final ranking also included Marina Khuyppenen, representing Russia, who placed in 2nd, with Koray Erdoğdu representing Turkey in 3rd, and Sumit Shrestha …

Rubens Gardelli of Italy Crowned 2017 World Coffee Roasting Champion

By Alex Bernson The final competition of the 2017 World Coffee Championships cycle has just completed, with Rubens Gardelli being crowned the 2017 World Coffee Roasting Champion, after three intense days of competition at the Hotelex show in Guanzhou, China. Gardelli is no stranger to coffee competition, with many wins at the Italian Roasting Championship, …

U.K. Takes First Place at the 2017 World Barista Championship

By ALEX BERNSON The World Barista Championship in Seoul was an incredible showcase of international coffee talent, with close to sixty competitors taking to the stage in early November for an exciting four-day display of innovation and technical mastery at Cafe Show Seoul. Dale Harris, representing the United Kingdom, took first place with a routine …