For Immediate Release
12 June 2014

Today World Coffee Events (WCE) announced the 2014 World Barista Champion, 2014 World Brewers Cup Champion and 2014 World Coffee Roasting Champion at World of Coffee (WoC) in Rimini, Italy.

The 2014 World Barista Champion is Hidenori Izaki from Japan, the 2014 World Brewers Cup Champion is Stefanos Domatiotis from Greece, and the 2014 World Coffee Roasting Champion is Yu-Chuan Jacky from Taiwan.

A total of 54 Barista Champions, 27 Brewers Cup Champions and 9 Coffee Roasting Champions competed in the 15th World Barista Championship, 4th World Brewers Cup and 2nd World Coffee Roasting Championship.

All three Championships took place over four competition days at the World of Coffee in Rimini, Italy, as part of the Speciality Coffee Association of Europe’s, annual coffee event. Over 5,000 coffee fans from Europe and around the globe attended the event, and over 57,000 unique viewers streamed the competitions live online.

World Barista Championship
Champion: Hidenori Izaki, Japan
2nd: Kapo Chiu, Hong Kong
3rd: Christos Loukakis, Greece
4th: Craig Simon, Australia
5th: Maxwell Colonna-Dashwood, United Kingdom
6th: William Hernandez, El Salvador

World Brewers Cup
Champion: Stefanos Domatiotis, Greece
2nd: Rubens Gardelli, Italy
3rd: Asli Yaman, Turkey
4th: Odd-Steinar Tøllefsen, Norway
5th: Ju-Ying “Lulu” Wei, Taiwan
6th: Petra Strelecka, Czech Republic

World Coffee Roasting Championship
Champion: Yu-Chuan Jacky, Taiwan
2nd: Moonkyu Jang, South Korea
3rd: Joanna Alm, Sweden

To see the complete awards ceremony or to view competitor presentations at each of the World Championships, please visit (World Barista Championship) and (World Brewers Cup).

For more information visit: or join in the conversation on Twitter @WCoffeeEvents using the hashtag #WBC2014, #WBrC2014, and #WCRC2014.

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Notes to editors:

Media contacts
For more information about these competitions or to schedule an interview with one of the champions please contact:
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About World Coffee Events, Ltd.

World Coffee Events’ mission is to develop events that engage the specialty coffee community and promote coffee excellence. Founded in 2011 by joint cooperation of the Speciality Coffee Associations of Europe and America, World Coffee Events is the premier producer of events for the coffee community and licenses over 60 championships involving thousands of participants worldwide. For more information, visit our website at

About World Barista Championship

World Barista Championship, produced by World Coffee Events, is an annual destination for barista champions from over 60 national bodies. In each competition, with numerous local and regional preliminary events, baristas prepare espressos, cappuccinos and original espresso signature drinks to exacting standards for a panel of international judges. ( from international and national companies for WBC comes from:

Support from international and national companies for WBC comes from:

About World Brewers Cup
World Brewers Cup, produced by World Coffee Events, highlights the craft of filter coffee brewing by hand, promoting manual brewing techniques and service excellence. With a compulsory service and an open service round competitors prepare three beverages utilizing whole bean coffee provided to them and whole bean coffee of their choosing in a presentation format to focus on the extraction and flavour profiles of each. (

Support from international and national companies for WBrC comes from:

  • 2013 Title Sponsor: Hario Japanese heat-resistant glassware company (
  • 2012-2014 Official Grinder Sponsor: Marco Beverage Systems for their Uber Grinder (
  • 2012-2014 Official Cleaning Products Sponsor: Urnex Brands for their Cafiza Espresso Machine Cleaning Powder and Puro Espresso Machine Cleaning Powder (

About World Coffee Roasting Championship
World Coffee Events debuted the World Coffee Roasting Championship in Nice last year at the SCAE World of Coffee. Competitors in the three-stage event will be evaluated on their performance evaluating the quality of green coffee (coffee grading), developing a roasting profile that best accentuates the desirable characteristics of that coffee, and on the ultimate cup qualityof coffees roasted. (
Support from international and national companies for WBrC comes from: