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Meet the Competitions Strategic Committee on December 15

With the world of in-person events back to a regular cadence and the 2023 competition season just around the corner, we are delighted to be hosting a webinar on Thursday, December 15 at 9:00 am PST / 5:00 pm GMT, where you can meet the Competitions Strategic Committee (CSC) and hear more about their work. [...]

Meet the Competitions Strategic Committee on December 152022-11-30T18:00:10+00:00

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, Melbourne, or Korea in 2022

**August 16: Updated with Korea Dates** 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 [...]

Certify as a WCC Judge in Athens, Milan, Melbourne, or Korea in 20222022-08-16T08:42:04+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

In Solidarity with the Ukrainian Coffee Community

The Specialty Coffee Association stands in solidarity with the Ukrainian coffee community whose homeland has been under attack for the past few days by Russia. We strongly condemn the Russian regime’s invasion of Ukraine and the violence and displacement being inflicted. The SCA Board of Directors held an extraordinary meeting yesterday to find ways to [...]

In Solidarity with the Ukrainian Coffee Community2022-10-27T17:54:38+01:00

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

2022 World Coffee in Good Spirits Championship Rules Update

Today we are releasing an updated version of the 2022 World Coffee in Good Spirits (WCIGS) Rules & Regulations which will be used in Warsaw this June. The updated version contains changes to section 2.3 (Stage Presentation), which details the differences between the Preliminary and Finals Rounds. These differences were unintentionally removed from the 2021 [...]

2022 World Coffee in Good Spirits Championship Rules Update2022-02-09T14:53:51+00:00