World Coffee in Good Spirits Championship
World championship that awards the best professionals preparing alcoholic drinks with coffee. Drinks may be hot or cold, lso the traditional Irish Coffee. More than 30 countries participate in the first stage of the championship, held in a local bar from the host country.
1º Dan Fellows, United Kingdom
2º Manos Mamakis, Greece
3º Danny Wilson, Australia
World Latte Art Championship
This championship shows the most beautiful pieces of art made with milk in a cup of coffee. Baristas must use their creativity to deliver perfect contrasts of colours, complex forms and the best espresso extractions to the judges.
1º Irvine Quek Siew Lhek, Malasia
2º Michalis Karagiannis, Greece
3º Liang Fan, China
World Cup Tasters Championship
The World Cup Tasters Championship awards the professional coffee taster that shows speed, acuity and skills in specialty coffee sensory distinction.
Coffees from around the world have different sensory profiles, and in this championship, the goal is to point out the different cup. Three cups are used to form a triangle, in which two cups contain the same identical coffee. Using smelling and tasting skills, much attention and experience, the competitor points out the different cup as fast as possible. In each round, eight sets are formed for identification, and the eight competitors that can guess the right cups in less time advance to semi-finals, and in the final round, the four lasting competitors fight for the world title.
1º Yama Kim, Australia
2º Niels te Vaanhold, Holland
3º Walter Acevedo, Colombia
4º Waruth Tangsuriyapaisan, Thailand