World Coffee Events has announced the host cities for the 2019 slate of world coffee competitions: Boston will host the Barista and Brewers Cup competitions, and Berlin will host the Latte Art, Coffee in Good Spirits, and Cezve/Ibrik competitions.
BY ASHLEY RODRIGUEZ
BARISTA MAGAZINE ONLINE
Photos courtesy of World Coffee Events
Today, World Coffee Events (WCE) announced the locations of the 2019 slate of coffee competitions. “After pausing to implement a new, more in-depth site selection process, World Coffee Events is pleased to announce that the 2019 WBC [World Barista Championship] will take place along with the 2019 World Brewers Cup at the Specialty Coffee Expo in Boston,” a press release states. The press release also names Berlin as the host city for the World Latte Art, World Coffee in Good Spirits, and World Cezve/Ibrik competitions.
This announcement comes weeks before the 2018 WBC, to be held during World of Coffee in Amsterdam June 20-23. Nearly 60 competitors from all over the world will come together to vie for the title of World Barista Champion (the reigning champion is Dale Harris of the United Kingdom), serving three sets of coffee drinks to a panel of judges in 15 minutes. You can check out the list of competitors and follow the livestream of the competition here.
Barista Magazine will be in Amsterdam during the World Barista Championship, bringing you live updates and reports of the competition. Stay tuned for more coverage!