Arseny Kuznetov of Traveler’s Coffee in Russia has won the 2019 World Coffee Roasting Championship, held at the Taiwan International Coffee Show in November.
Bogdan Georgescu of Coffeeville Roastery in Romania placed second, and Mateusz Karczweski of Audun Coffee – Norwegian Roast in Poland placed third.
Australian representative Takumi Sakamoto of Brut Coffee placed 15th in the roasting competition.
Twenty three competitors took part in the competition, which included green bean evaluation, sample roasting, production roasting, and blend roasting stages.
Arseny is the second Russian competitor in a row to win the World Coffee Roasting Championship, succeeding Vladimir Nenashev of Mosaic Coffee.
The next World Coffee Championships, the 2020 World Barista Championship and World Brewers Cup, will take place at the Melbourne International Coffee Expo from 4 to 7 May 2020.
For a full list of placements click HERE.
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