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 thousands of Ukrainians to seek refuge in Poland, including at the PTAK convention center where World of Coffee was scheduled to take place. With the event moving to a new location in Milan, we remain committed to donating 100% of the revenue from World of Coffee ticket sales to Ukrainian coffee businesses and professionals.
World of Coffee + World Coffee Championships: Milan, June 23-25, 2022
While the circumstances are regrettable, we look forward to bringing World of Coffee back to Italy, the birthplace of the espresso. This will be the first time World of Coffee travels to Milan, and we are excited to partner with the Milano Convention Center, a modern venue in the heart of the city. The five World Coffee Championships (WCCs)—Latte Art, Coffee in Good Spirits, Cup Tasters, Cezve/Ibrik, and Roasting—will also be held in Milan, June 23-25. Coffee professionals from around the globe can look forward to everything Milan has to offer and the hospitality of the local coffee community represented by the SCA Italy Chapter.
The Polish community has welcomed refugees with open arms and the venue for World of Coffee, PTAK Warsaw Expo, also opened its doors to Ukrainian refugees. With the decision to move World of Coffee to Milan, we hope to avoid placing an additional burden on Warsaw’s community while supporting groups like the SCA Poland and Czech Republic chapters which have been providing aid to those fleeing the war. We look forward to returning to the city of Warsaw in the future and have pledged to donate 100% of the revenue from World of Coffee ticket sales to Ukrainian coffee businesses and professionals.
Information for World of Coffee Exhibitors and Attendees
If you are a registered WOC attendee or exhibitor, please check your inbox for important information about automatic credits toward the 2022 World of Coffee in Milan. If you have not received an email, please contact our events team.
Information on the WCCs
The five WCCs—Latte Art, Coffee in Good Spirits, Cup Tasters, Cezve/Ibrik, and Roasting—will also be held in Milan, June 23-25. Competitors who have already registered for the Warsaw WCCs will be transferred to the Milan WCCs. Competitors, judges, WCE Representatives, and Competition Body coordinators will receive more information via email. If you have not received an email, please contact the WCC team.
Though these are unprecedented times, we forge ahead and look forward to gathering once again for World of Coffee and the World Coffee Championships in Milan. To learn more, please visit worldofcoffee.org.
Chief Executive Officer
Specialty Coffee Association
Frequently Asked Questions: World of Coffee
Please see the World of Coffee cancelation announcement for the latest FAQs
Frequently Asked Questions: WCC
Q: What will happen to the WCC?
A: The WCCs that were scheduled to take place at World of Coffee Warsaw (World Latte Art, World Coffee in Good Spirits, World Cup Tasters, World Coffee Roasting, and Cezve/Ibrik Championships) will move to World of Coffee Milan, June 23-25.
Q: I was due to compete at WCC Warsaw. Is there anything I need to do to confirm my participation?
A: Yes, please register for the WCCs at the links below. If you have already registered through the WCC websites, your information will be automatically transferred to the Milan WCC. If you have any questions, or need to communicate any changes regarding your registration, please email [email protected].
World Latte Art Championship: https://www.worldlatteart.org/competitors/competitor-registration/
World Coffee in Good Spirits Championship: https://www.worldcoffeeingoodspirits.org/competitors/competitor-registration/
World Cup Tasters Championship: https://www.worldcuptasters.org/competitors/competitor-registration/
World Coffee Roasting Championship: https://www.worldcoffeeroasting.org/competitor-registration/
Cezve/Ibrik Championship: http://www.ibrikchampionship.org/competitors/competitor-registration/
Q: I was due to judge at WCC Warsaw. Is there anything I need to do to confirm my participation?
A: Yes, please fill out the Judge Interest Form that was sent to all WCC Certified Judges.
If you have already submitted your response, we will transfer your information to the Milan WCC.
If you have any questions, or need to communicate any changes regarding your submission, please email [email protected].
Q: Will future WCCs take place at World of Coffee Warsaw?
A: The World of Coffee trade show always hosts WCC events as a feature of its show. We have plans to return to Warsaw with WCC together with World of Coffee.