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2022 WBC Grinder Procedures

According to the Rules and Regulations, all competitors at the World Barista Championship (WBC) are asked to compete on a shared set of equipment to give them a standardized starting point. To enable this, the competition’s Qualified Sponsors provide equipment for all competitors. This document outlines the procedures around the provision of espresso grinders. These [...]

2022 WBC Grinder Procedures2022-07-25T15:09:29+01:00

Announcing the 2023 Taipei World Coffee Championships

The 2023 World Latte Art Championship (WLAC), World Coffee in Good Spirits Championship (WCIGS), and World Coffee Roasting Championship (WCRC) are heading to the Taiwan International Coffee Show, November 17-20, 2023. The Specialty Coffee Association (SCA) is delighted to finally bring the championships, which were originally scheduled for 2021, to Taiwan. This will be the [...]

Announcing the 2023 Taipei World Coffee Championships2022-07-12T07:48:28+01:00

Certify as a WCC Judge in Athens, Milan, or Melbourne in 2022

Judges are a vital component of the World Coffee Championships, providing a service and skill essential to the success of each championship. In six of the seven championships, WCC Certified Judges evaluate performances by competitors according to the Rules and Regulations for that championship. Each championship has a different set of evaluation criteria and a [...]

Certify as a WCC Judge in Athens, Milan, or Melbourne in 20222022-08-09T07:19:45+01:00

Announcing Updated Rules & Regulations for the 2022 World Barista Championship & World Brewers Cup

Today we are releasing updated Rules & Regulations for the 2022 World Barista Championship and World Brewers Cup, which takes place in Melbourne, Australia, from September 27-30. New rule sets, scoresheets, and a summary of changes are available to view below. Changes at the World Brewers Cup include an alternative compulsory service format and updates [...]

Announcing Updated Rules & Regulations for the 2022 World Barista Championship & World Brewers Cup2022-03-30T15:01:07+01:00

World Coffee Championships & World of Coffee Moves to Milan

World Coffee Championships & World of Coffee Moves to Milan, 100% of Attendee Revenue to Benefit Ukrainian Coffee Community Displaced by War The Specialty Coffee Association has announced that the 2022 World of Coffee trade show, originally scheduled to take place in Warsaw, will be moving to Milan, Italy. Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has forced [...]

World Coffee Championships & World of Coffee Moves to Milan2022-03-24T11:43:06+00:00

Announcing Qualified Sponsors for Upcoming World Coffee Championships

The Specialty Coffee Association (SCA) is proud to announce new qualified sponsors for upcoming World Coffee Championships (WCC) seasons–Cafetto is the Qualified Cleaning sponsor for the World Barista Championship, World Brewers Cup, and World Cup Tasters Championship; BRITA is the Qualified Water Filtration sponsor for the World Brewers Cup and World Cup Tasters Championship; Sage [...]

Announcing Qualified Sponsors for Upcoming World Coffee Championships2022-03-15T11:56:16+00:00

Announcing Season Five of WCC All-Stars Online, Starting Next Week!

WCC All-Stars Online is returning for a fifth season, with six top-ranking World Coffee Championship (WCC) competitors coming to your screen twice-weekly, beginning next Tuesday, February 22. The All-Stars program celebrates some of the best competitive coffee makers in the world in a fun, engaging format, which we are adapting to bring directly to you. [...]

Announcing Season Five of WCC All-Stars Online, Starting Next Week!2022-02-16T11:46:53+00:00

S5E1: Matt Winton – 2021 WBrC Champion, Switzerland

All-Stars Online is brought to you by season sponsor, Alpro, a certified Danone B Corp company focused on making the best barista-crafted plant-based drinks. The full range consists of the Soya, Almond, Coconut, and Gluten-Free Oat drinks, and have been [...]

S5E1: Matt Winton – 2021 WBrC Champion, Switzerland2022-03-11T13:02:10+00:00

S5E2: Andrea Allen – 2021 WBC Finalist, United States

All-Stars Online is brought to you by season sponsor, Alpro, a certified Danone B Corp company focused on making the best barista-crafted plant-based drinks. The full range consists of the Soya, Almond, Coconut, and Gluten-Free Oat drinks, and have been created with high bar performance [...]

S5E2: Andrea Allen – 2021 WBC Finalist, United States2022-04-21T15:42:13+01:00

S5E3: Shinsaku Fukayama – 2018 WLAC Finalist, Japan

My name is Shinsaku Fukayama, I am the 2018 Australia Latte Art Champion and a World Latte Art Championship Finalist. I am from Osaka, Japan, however, I used to live in Melbourne, Australia. I lived there for 9 years and worked for St Ali, but now [...]

S5E3: Shinsaku Fukayama – 2018 WLAC Finalist, Japan2022-03-11T13:04:18+00:00