2019 World Coffee Competitions to Be Held in Boston and Berlin

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.


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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 ArtWorld Coffee in Good Spirits, and World Cezve/Ibrik competitions.

Sixty-three competitors traveled to Seoul, South Korea, to compete for the title of the worlds best barista in the World Barista Championship. In a few weeks they will travel to Amsterdam for the 2018 event, and WCE announced that the competition will take place in Boston in 2019.

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.

Dale Harris (left) of the United Kingdom currently holds the title of World Barista Champion. Who will be our next champion? Tune in as we provide updates and coverage of the exciting event!

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!

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