WCE Licensed Competition Bodies
A Competition Body* (CB) is a licensed entity who has been granted a license to organize Championships for their community in accordance with World Coffee Events Rules & Regulations. One of the benefits of a CB is that they can send their National Champion to participate in the World Coffee Championships, and represent their community on a global stage.
The CB License is primarily granted to established SCA Chapters, who have demonstrated capacity to support championships. A CB License may also be granted to an entity who is not an SCA Chapter, if it meets the requirements and procedures. All CB Licenses are authorized by WCE & SCA annually and subject to regular review and/or cancellation.
*Competitions Body were previously recognized by SCA/WCE as National Body until Sept 2019. This has now been updated to the name Competition Body.
Competition Body Requirements and Procedures
Every Competition Body must meet all relevant criteria in the documents below, and must follow all of the necessary steps in the procedures each year. This is important to ensure that all competitors have the chance to take part in high-quality, sanctioned championships, and are prepared and supported to represent their community on the World Coffee Championships stages.
Forming New Competition Bodies
First, does your community already have a CB? A full list of existing Competitions Bodies can be found below. Please note that there may be only one CB License per location. If a CB already exists in your region, and you would like to get involved, please email them directly.
If a CB does not already exist in your area, please refer to the “Process for New Competition Bodies” section of the Requirements for Competition Bodies document above.
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Kenya Coffee Events
Abdulkarim Alharbi: +966555577798
Wayel al-Wohaibi: +966551634140
Abdullatif Alwshigry: +966553119990
Specialty Coffee Association of Southern Africa (SCASA)
To ensure that your message gets through to SCASA in a speedy manner, please copy in all Director addressees above, as we are all individually busy and often travel.
United Arab Emirates
SCA UAE Chapter
Zambian Coffee Growers Association
Contact: Teija Lublinkhof
T: +26011288119 M: +260977629990
BSCA - Brazil Specialty Coffee Association
SCA Canadian Chapter
Café de Colombia
Asociación de Cafés Finos de Costa Rica
Noelia Villalobos: +506 22200685
Maria Auxiliadora: +506 22200685
Carmen Chuisaca — +593994718911
Juan Carlos Yépez — +4402030788045
Juan Terán Jurado — +44 02030788043
Consejo Salvadoreño del Café
Instituto Hondureño De Cafe / Cafe De Honduras
Asociacion Mexicana de Cafes y Cafeterias de Especialidad
Contact: Arturo Hernandez
Specialty Coffee Association of Panama
Central Café y Cacao
Asociación de Baristas de Puerto Rico, Inc.
Email: [email protected]
SCA US Chapter
Shanghai UBM Sinoexpo International Exhibition Co. Ltd
Specialty Coffee Association of Indonesia
Mr. Shinichi Sasaki, [email protected]
Mr. Takahisa Toda, [email protected]
Mr. Takao Ueshima, [email protected]
SCA Korean Chapter
New Zealand Specialty Coffee Association (NZSCA)
Contact: Emma Markland Webster, [email protected], +64 21415810
Philippines National Coffee Competitions
Vanessa Caceres — +639175250210
Llyod Eric Lim — +639178315188
Rich Watanabe — +639171295174
Taiwan Coffee Association
Grace H.C. Tsui – Executive Secretary
Barista Association of Thailand
mobile: 6685 065 8888
SCA Austria Chapter
SCA Azerbaijan Chapter
Turgut Minasazov — +994558572728
Ilqar Talibov — +994702677557
Aynur Tagiyeva — +994505915960
SCA Belarus Chapter
SCA Bulgarian Chapter
Filip Spasov — +359887554938
See the SCA Chapter page for the latest contact information.
SCA Cyprus Chapter
SCA Denmark Chapter
SCA Iceland Chapter
SCA Kazakhstan Chapter
SCA Lithuanian Chapter
SCA Portuguese Chapter
SCA Russian Chapter