Wilford Lamastus of Elida Estate has done what no other producer has achieved in the 22 years of the Best of Panama, winning both the Washed and Natural Geisha categories in the 2018 competition.
In 2016, Wilford broke the Best of Panama record in the Geisha Washed category, and in this year’s event, he broke his own record.
Wilford submitted four Geisha variety coffees and placed first in the Washed Geisha category with 94.66 points for a Elida Geisha Washed (EGW), first in the Geisha Natural category with 93.34 points, and 12th with his El Burro Geisha Washed on 90.87 in the Geisha Washed category. Read more
If you think you have what it takes to become a Coffee Master, then apply for the 2018 edition of Coffee Masters NYC.
The competition will return to The New York Coffee Festival from 12 – 14 October at the Metropolitan Pavilion.
For the chance to compete and represent your country on the world stage, interested participants must apply to compete, create a coffee-based Signature Drink inspired by New York City and showcase it in a one-to-two-minute application video. Read more
Gender-neutral language and competitor qualification explanations are some of the “minor” rules and regulation changes World Coffee Events (WCE) has released for the 2018 World Brewers Cup, World Cup Tasters and World Coffee Roasting Championships.
Released on 14 June, WCE says the final changes for this year’s world competitions have been made to “keep them consistent with other competition documents”. Read more
The ABC’s War on Waste will return on Tuesday 24 July to tackle new targets including plastic water bottles, straws, e-waste and furniture waste.
The series will also explore previous topics such as food waste and the recycling crisis.
More than 4.3 million viewers watched the original series in 2017, which sparked one of the ABC’s most successful social media campaigns with a video on dumping edible bananas reaching 20 million views. Read more
Craig Simon of Veneziano Coffee is ready to make his third attempt at the World Barista Championships (WBC) in Amsterdam from 20 to 23 June.
Craig won the Australian Barista Championship in 2012 and 2014, and placed a career high of fourth in the 2014 WBC.
After winning the Australian Barista Championship at the Melbourne International Coffee Expo (MICE) in March after a four-year hiatus, Craig will compete against 60 national barista representatives, using a connection of wine and the sommelier profession to impress the judges.
Amsterdam is set to host World of Coffee from 21 to 23 June.
Each year, World of Coffee draws a loyal audience from the global specialty coffee community, more than 80 per cent of whom return year-on-year.
The event, run by the Specialty Coffee Association (SCA), has more than doubled in size and stature over the past five years, growing from 3000 visitors and 45 exhibitors to 6800 visitors and 240 exhibitors. Read more
Ona Coffee Founder and 2015 World Barista Champion Saša Šestić has announced a sequel to his award-winning documentary film The Coffee Man.
The Coffee Man film, which first screened in 2016 and won Best Australian Documentary at the 2016 Melbourne Documentary Film Festival, followed Saša on his journey to winning the World Barista Championship in 2015. To date, The Coffee Man has screened in over 200 venues in more than 40 countries, and has been translated in 11 languages. Read more