Budapest to host five coffee competitions in 2017

The Speciality Coffee Association of Europe (SCAE) has announced it will host five coffee championship events at World of Coffee Budapest in 2017, in partnership with World Coffee Events (WCE).

Hungary’s capital will open its arms from 13 – 15 June 2017 to host the World Brewers Cup, World Latte Art, World Coffee in Good Spirits, World Cup Tasters and World Cezve/Ibrik Championships at the SCAE’s annual speciality coffee event.

Over three days, each championship will highlight the skill and craft required to be a leader in that discipline, with the last day reserved for the finals as the best of the best go head-to-head in their attempt to be crowned the next World Champion.

This will mark the fourth consecutive hosting of the World Brewers Cup at World of Coffee.

The World Latte Art, World Coffee in Good Spirits, World Cup Tasters and World Cezve/Ibrik Championships are all set to return after a one-year absence from World of Coffee, and will ensure an action packed schedule of events.

“Once again we are delighted to be hosting no fewer than five World Championships during our flagship World of Coffee event in Budapest next year,” said David Veal, Executive Director for SCAE. “It demonstrates the true character and determination of the speciality coffee community that we are able to take World of Coffee to an Eastern European country for the first time, and we have no doubt that SCAE members the world over will be excited to learn that alongside a fantastic show and beautiful city, these World Championships will also take place.”

The SCAE has also announced the host cities for its World of Coffee event for the next three years. This includes Amsterdam, Netherlands in 2018, and Berlin, Germany in 2019.

World of Coffee will be hosted in Amsterdam for the first time, and in the Netherlands for only the second time. It will also be Berlin’s first opportunity to host the show, having seen Cologne host SCAE’s annual event in 2009.

“We would like to express our sincere thanks and appreciation for all the cities that entered a bid to host our World of Coffee event, and hope that we can count on their support in future years when we re-open the tender process for hosting the event in 2020 and beyond.” David added. “‘The next step is to decide which competitions we will take to these three events, and this decision will be made in the next few months”.

Earlier this year, Dubai hosted the 2016 World Cezve/Ibrik Championship at its Gulfood event in February, while the 2016 World Roasting, World Cup Tasters, World Coffee in Good Spirits and World Latte Art Championships have just taken place in Shanghai, China at the Hotelex event.

The World Barista Championship and World Brewers Cup competitions will commence this June at the 2016 edition of World of Coffee in Dublin, Ireland.

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