Matt Winton

Matt Winton of Switzerland wins World Brewers Cup

Switzerland’s Matt Winton has won the World Brewers Cup. Daiki Hatakeyama of Japan was runner up, Elika Liftee of the United States won third place, Carlos Escobar of Australia and Toby’s Estate Coffee placed fourth, Ply Pasarj of Canada placed fifth and Tomas Taussig of the Czech Republic placed sixth in the final round.
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The world returns for MICE2020

BeanScene finds out why MICE2020 is going to be the most exciting one yet and why top industry players are returning.  Melbourne’s coffee culture resinates deep within its laneways, where baristas can be seen serving coffee from an old shopfront, pop-up caravan, or a hole-in-the-wall covered in graffiti with milk crates out the front. It’s these unique characteristics that will be on display when the coffee world comes to Melbourne for the 2020 Melbourne International Coffee Expo (MICE).
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Specialty Coffee Expo

Boston Strong: Specialty Coffee Expo 2019 wrap-up

The 31st Specialty Coffee Expo was a celebration of all things new, shiny and unique. BeanScene relives the show highlights as more than 14,000 guests attended the industry’s annual family reunion. Boston may be the most populous city of the Massachusetts state, but on the week of 9 April it could be argued it also hosted the most international guests. One only had to look at Airbnb and hotel booking websites to learn the city was brimming with visitors. Not only was the US city hosting the Boston Marathon that week, one of the world’s most iconic annual races, but the Specialty Coffee Expo, North America’s biggest coffee event and one of the most prominent fixtures on the global coffee calendar, was being held there too. 
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Yanina Ferreyra relives her World Brewers Cup performance

Coming off the back of her first nationals win at the 2019 Australian Brewers Cup in February, Yanina Ferreyra of Project Origin travelled to Boston determined to do her best in her first World Championship. Going to the World Brewers Cup (WBrC) in April at the Specialty Coffee Expo in the United States, Yanina felt a combination of nerves and excitement backstage as there was a lot of competitors. Yanina didn’t know what to expect, and tells BeanScene she was amazed by the competition as a whole and enjoyed every moment.
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Yanina Ferreyra World Brewers Cup

Yanina Ferreyra places ninth in 2019 World Brewers Cup

Australia’s Yanina Ferreyra of Project Origin has placed ninth in the 2019 World Brewers Cup (WBrC) held at the Specialty Coffee Expo in Boston, United States from 11 to 14 April. Yanina scored 80.9 for her Open Service round and 67.3 for her Compulsory round, with a rounded total of 148.3. Her Open Service score was highest of the competitors who did not advance to the finals and fourth highest overall.
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Matthew Lewin World barista championship

Matthew Lewin places 11th in World Barista Championship

Australia’s Matthew Lewin of Ona Coffee placed 11th in the 2019 World Barista Championship (WBC), held at the Specialty Coffee Expo in Boston, United States from 11 to 14 April. Matt advanced to the WBC semi-finals where he received a score of 399. He was the top ranked barista going in from the preliminary round with a 522 score. Matt’s performance focused on how to connect consumers to specialty coffee. He used each course to take the judges from the consumer level to the ‘specialty bubble’ coffee professionals live in.
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Jia Ning Du World Brewers Cup

Jia Ning Du of China wins 2019 World Brewers Cup

Jia Ning Du has become the first Chinese barista to win the World Brewers Cup (WBrC). It was third time lucky for Jia on the WBrC stage, winning the prestigious title on her third attempt, having represented China in 2016 and 2018. “I’m so overwhelmed right now but at the same time my mind is blank. I’m feeling so many different emotions,” Jia of Uni Uni Coffee tells BeanScene Magazine. “I honestly thought I’d never have the opportunity to represent my country on the world stage. It means a lot to China’s coffee industry. It’s the first time a Chinese barista has competed in this category, got into the final, and won.”
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Melbourne to host 2020 World Barista Championship 

Melbourne has won the bid to host the 2020 World Barista and Brewers Cup Championships. More than 60 national barista champions from across the globe will descend on Australia’s coffee capital when the prestigious coffee competitions take place at the Melbourne International Coffee Expo (MICE) in 2020.   “We can’t wait to welcome the global coffee community to Melbourne,” says MICE Show Director Simon Coburn. 
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Heath Dalziel

2018 Australian Brewers Cup Champion Heath Dalziel not just first time lucky

The past year couldn’t have been more of a surprise to me. At the beginning of September 2017 I would have said I’m not interested in competing in coffee championships. Little over a year later, I placed 10th in the 2018 World Brewers Cup (WBrC). The Brewers Cup is a platform that can mean something different to each competitor. For me, it was a way to challenge myself and grow personally by getting out of my comfort zone. Through doing it, I not only accomplished these goals but managed to push myself professionally and developed my coffee knowledge immensely in a short space of time.
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