The Specialty Coffee Association (SCA) has announced qualified sponsors for the 2022-2025 World Barista Championship (WBC).
The Mythos MY75 by Victoria Arduino is the Qualified Espresso Grinder, the Tempesta by Storm Barista Attitude is the Qualified Espresso Machine and BWT water+more is the Qualified Water Filtration sponsor.
The SCA says the World Coffee Championships (WCC) are made possible thanks to the support and dedication of a wide array of organisations and individuals.
Integral to that support are qualified sponsors, the manufacturers who provide the equipment and products that competitors use on stage.
These sponsors sign multi-year agreements to support the strategic growth of the competitions, and dedicate time and resources to ensure that every world championship competitor is using the same high-quality equipment.
“As CEO of Simonelli Group, I am proud to confirm our sponsorship for the most prestigious competition in the world, the WBC,” says Fabio Ceccarani, Simonelli Group CEO.
“We’d like to congratulate all the sponsors who, together with Simonelli Group and Victoria Arduino, will have an active role in the next cycle of WBC competitions.”
Manufacturers submit their equipment and products for performance testing to be eligible for qualified sponsorship.
The testing and qualification process evolved from the work of WBC volunteers who, around 2004, began setting the standards for espresso machines that could withstand the fast-paced environment of the competition stage.
In 2011, the test became the standard for all WCCs, and since the creation of these standards, manufacturers have continued to push the envelope on equipment functionality and quality.
“These companies share a strong commitment to advance specialty coffee by creating outstanding products,” says Yannis Apostolopoulos, SCA CEO.
“We are honoured to work together with them for these next four years to pursue our common goal of promoting coffee excellence worldwide.”
Testing for the 2022-2025 WCC Qualified Sponsorships took place in Milan, Italy, in October 2021.
More Qualified Sponsors across the World Coffee Championships will be announced in the coming months.
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