Francesco Sanapo

Francesco Sanapo wins 2019 Italian Cup Tasters Championship

Francesco Sanapo of Ditta Artigianale has won the 2019 Italian Cup Tasters Championship, held at Sigep Rimini from 19 to 23 January. Ditta Artigianale is a specialty micro-roastery with support from Scuola Masterbar by Caffè Corsini.  Francesco scored a perfect eight out of eight, correctly identifying the odd-one-out in eight sets of three coffees in the fastest time.
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Yama Kim

Meet the 2018 World Cup Tasters Champion: Jinwoo Yama Kim

Jinwoo “Yama” Kim is Australia’s first World Cup Tasters Champion. After achieving two national Cup Tasters titles back-to-back, Yama went into the World Cup Tasters Championship (WCTC) in Brazil in October with high expectations of himself.  He had began intensive training just two weeks before the Worlds, which he admits was much less preparation time compared to his last attempt at the 2017 world title, in which he placed sixth.
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Tilly Sproule wins ASCA Northern Region Barista Championship for fourth time

Tilly Sproule of Tim Adams Specialty Coffee has won the Australian Specialty Coffee Association (ASCA) Northern Region Barista Championship for the fourth consecutive year. Matthew Philben of Di Bella Coffee placed second and Joshua Robertson of Seven Miles placed third. The event took place at Veneziano Coffee West End in Queensland from 15 to 16 September and also included the ASCA 2019 Northern Region Latte Art, Cup Tasters and Brewers Cup Championships.
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MICE 2019 tickets now on sale

Early bird tickets for the Melbourne International Coffee Expo (MICE) 2019 are now on sale. Save up to 50 per cent on the full ticket price. This exclusive offer is strictly limited, so get in quick to snap up this discounted offer.
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First 2019 ASCA Region Championships to take place in Queensland

The 2019 Australian Specialty Coffee Association (ASCA) Northern Region Championships will be held at Veneziano Coffee West End in Queensland from 15 to 16 September. The event includes the 2019 Northern Region Barista, Latte Art, Cup Tasters and Brewers Cup Championships. Winners of the four Northern Region Championships will earn a spot in the respective ASCA Australian Championships taking place at the Melbourne International Coffee Expo from 7 – 9 February, 2019.
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