Congratulations Team Steam!

Congratulations to Team Steam, winner of the 2018 World Barista Championship Team Competition! The Team Competition, introduced in 2016 in recognition of each champions existing support network (coaches, roasters, producers), puts each competitor on a team with 4-5 competitors from other national bodies for support and camaraderie. Each team is equally weighted based on the …

Automating Excellence with the Cup of Excellence

DARRIN DANIEL, Executive Director of the Alliance for Coffee Excellence and Cup of Excellence, reflects on this year’s partnership with Automating Excellence. Alliance for Coffee Excellence (ACE) is excited to provide award winning coffees from our Cup of Excellence (CoE) program for this year’s Automating Excellence. The combination of leading super automatic manufacturers with the …

Meet the 2018 World of Coffee Portrait Country: Café de Colombia

As the portrait country, Café de Colombia will capture the attention of roasters, importers, baristas, sustainability investors, and consumers, by showcasing the quality, diversity and social impact of the coffees cultivated in this magic and diverse country. 2018 is the year of Café de Colombia Café de Colombia’s placement as the 2018 WoC Portrait Country …

May 2018 in National Coffee Competitions: A Recap of New Champions from Around the Globe

Here is our recap of the winners of national coffee competitions from around the world in collaboration with World Coffee Events (WCE) for the month of May 2018. These dedicated coffee competitors have earned the right to represent their country in coffee competitions at the international level. For more information on upcoming world championships and …