Photo by Dennis Hicks.

Photo by Dennis Hicks.

After three intense days of competition, Tetsu Kasuya of Japan has emerged victorious at the 2016 World Brewers Cup, brought to you by Hario.

This is Kasuya’s first WBRC win, capping off an incredible amount of preparation and dedication to the art of manually-brewed coffee. They’ve won an Origin Trip to Brazil from Ally Coffee, a VST Refractometer, a $500 gift card from Bonavita, a roast analyzer from Lighttells, and a Cafe Taf gift-set.

Mikaela Wallgren from Finland came in 2nd place at the 2016 World Brewers Cup, Chad Wang from Taiwan came in 3rd, Benny Wong from Hong Kong was 4th, from Todd Goldsworthy of the USA was 5th, and Odd-Steinar Tøllefsen from Norway finished 6th.

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:

  • 2015 Title Sponsors: Hario
  • 2015-2017 Qualified Water Filtration Sponsor: Brita
  • 2015-2017 Official Cleaning Products Sponsor: Cafetto