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 different mix of judges on the judging panel.

Judges with the required national judging experience can apply to upcoming WCC Judge Certification events in Athens, Milan, or Melbourne, for a chance to evaluate competitors at the pinnacle of the competitive coffee circuit. Each event includes two days of written and practical tests that measure a judge’s ability to evaluate technical or sensory skills in the World Barista Championship, World Latte Art Championship, World Brewers Cup, World Coffee in Good Spirits Championship, World Coffee Roasting Championship, and the Cezve/Ibrik Championship.

Upcoming Dates & Pricing

  • Pricing: €450, to be paid after the application is accepted
  • Athens, Greece: May 26-27
  • Milan, Italy: June 16-17
  • Melbourne, Australia: September 20-21
  • Korea: Dates TBC

More details on eligibility and the application can be found here.