Tomorrow start the Latte Art, Brewers Cup, Good Spirits and Cup Tasters World Championships in Budapest!
13 – 15 June 2017 Budapest, Hungary
World Latte Art Championship
- This contest is about the artistic aspect.
- For the preliminaries of the championship, Baristas produce a single creative latte pattern at the style bar and then pull into the WLAC stage to produce two identical free-pour latte and two identical designer latte.
- The top 6 qualify for the finals, where each creates two identical free-pour macchiatos, free-pour latte and designer latte.
- The barista are judged on the basis of visual attributes, creativity, identical patterns in the pairs, contrast in patterns and overall performance.
- In 2016 Umpaul from South Korea became “World Latte Art Champion”.
World Brewers Cup
- This competition is about the craft of filter coffee brewing by hand.
- In round 1, the participants prepare 3 beverages utilizing whole bean coffee provided to them by the competition. In addition, they can make a coffee with beans of their choice. Important is the preparation and presentation.
- The 6 competitors with the highest score from the first round prepare only coffee with beans of their choice in the finals.
- In 2016, Tetsu Kasuya from Japan became the “World Brewers Cup Champion”.
World Coffee in Good Spirits Championship
- This is about innovative beverage recipes that showcase coffee and spirits in a competition format – barista/barkeeper’s mixology
- From traditional Irish Coffee to unique cocktail combinations
- During the preliminary round the participants produce 4 drinks – two identical hot and cold coffee / alcohol based drinks.
- Again, the top 6 finishes in the finals, where they produce 2 Irish Coffee and 2 coffee / alcohol-based beverages.
- In 2016 Michalis Dimitrakopoulos from Greece became World Coffee in Good Spirits Champion.
World Cup Tasters Championship
- Here, professional coffee-cupper show speed, skill and accuracy in distinguishing the taste differences in specialty coffees.
- The Cupper has to distinguish between two identical coffees from another third by smell, taste, attention and experience. Eight times three cups are arranged in a triangle.
- The top 8 competitors are entering the semifinals – the top 4 in the final
- In 2016 Gabriel Céspedes from Costa Rica became the “World Cup Tasters Champion”.
If you think now, there is a discipline missing, you are perfectly right!
The Barista World Championship will take place on 09 – 12 November in Seoul, South Korea.