Veneziano Coffee Roasters’ Jack Allisey to compete in World Coffee Roasting Championship

Jack Allisey of Veneziano Coffee Roasters will be the first Australian to compete in the World Coffee Roasting Championship, taking place from 12 to 14 December in Guangzhou, China.

Jack won the inaugural Australian Roasting Championship at the Melbourne International Coffee Expo (MICE) in March.

He now takes his skills to the world stage in the last World Coffee Events-run competition category for the year.

The World Coffee Roasting Championship debuted in Nice, France in 2013. In this three-stage event, competitors are evaluated on their performance evaluating the quality of green coffee. They must then develop a roast profile that best accentuates the desirable characteristics of the provided coffee, and execute a roast profile for a single origin coffee and blend of three origins for assessment by an experienced panel of cuppers. Competitors are given 30 minutes to roast their single origin coffee and one hour to roast their blend coffee.

All submitted coffees are cupped double blind by judges.

Total scores are based on the production roast evaluation results, single origin green evaluation, and roasting plan scores of single origin and blend coffee category.

Last year, Alexandru Niculae of Romania won the event and now that Australia has a competitor, we have every possible chance to make our mark on the world roasting stage.

Jack started roasting coffee about eight years ago. He had been waiting a long time for the national competition to come to come to Australia, and when he did he knew he had to participate.

“It’s so good for roasters to have an outlet to display their craft. We have so many talented people in our industry who get accolades for different fields of coffee preparation, but to have our own event that’s judged by our respected peers is really wonderful,”Jack said post-win at MICE.

BeanScene wishes Jack all the best at the World Roasting Championship.

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