Emi Fukahori

Meet the 2018 World Brewers Cup Champion: Emi Fukahori

Emi Fukahori of Mame Coffee in Switzerland’s interest in Brewers Cup stems from the dynamic flavour layers and changing tactiles of filter coffee. “Compared with espresso, filter coffee expresses itself in slower way, and I enjoy it,” she says. Emi presented three “discoveries” to the judges on the World Brewers Cup (WBrC) stage: a new variety with no bitterness, a new processing method which creates complex acidity, and a new brewing method that improves cup experience when the coffee is hot, warm, and cold.
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Dan Fellows

Meet the 2018 World Coffee in Good Spirits Champion: Dan Fellows

Dan Fellows’ first attempt at the World Coffee in Good Spirits Championship (CIGS) in 2012 left him feeling as though he had something to prove. “[I] finished fourth after having issues with an AeroPress in the finals round,” Dan says. “As I did not feel I delivered my best possible performance that year, this has always left me with a feeling of having unfinished business with CIGS. Becoming World Champion very much feels like redemption.”
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Irvine Quek Siew Lhek

Meet the 2018 World Latte Art Champion: Irvine Quek Siew Lhek

Dreams played a large role in Irvine Quek Siew Lhek’s World Latte Art Championship (WLAC) performance, from his goal of earning Malaysia its first coffee championship trophy to his dream of being alone on a deserted island, which inspired his island animal designs. He has always dreamed big. “I actually had a hidden message to deliver in my story and routine. What I said to the judges and audience was ‘I had a dream’, and I presented all the animals I saw in my dream,” Irvine says. 
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Meet the new World Champions

South Korea, Greece, Costa Rica, and Romania shone on the international stage, proving persistence, creativity, and a little bit of luck is a winning formula.
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