The annual World of Coffee event lands in Sweden to great success
It’s been a busy week here in GotÃ«burg, Sweden, site of the
Speciality Coffee Association of Europe’s annual World of Coffee conference and expo. The whole thing began early with the debut of Re:co, a forum for the industry’s leading thinkers and doers to discuss the most relevant and important topics in the international coffee world right now.
Re:co led directly into the conference, which I’ll honestly say is the very best SCAE World of Coffee event I’ve ever been to ”this conference has grown in size, quality, and program, and it’s been almost impossible to keep up with the myriad activities, competitions, cuppings, exhibitors, and special events taking place at this year’s show. It’s been fantastic.
Please look for my article with more details about this entire, lovely week in Sweden in the August+September issue of Barista Magazine. For now, enjoy some scenes from the ground here in photos.
Julia Barber of Reg Barber Enterprises poses with the official SCAE t-shirt, which gives a nod to Sweden’s beloved national pastry, the Fika.
The reigning World Latte Art Champion, Christian Ullrich, enjoys his last days as champ before the 2015 winner is named.
At the Dalla Corte booth, Giovanni of Dalla Corte and Victor of France (2013 World Coffee in Good Spirits Champion) reunite and reminisce about the amazing experience they shared at DC Campus Goes Sumatra last month.
Marcus Boni and Bart Duprez share emcee duties on the World Latte Art and World Coffee in Good Spirits stage. (Photo by Reg Barber)
The six World Latte Art Championship finalists. (Photo by Reg Barber)
The illustrious World Coffee in Good Spirits Championship finalists! (Photo by Reg Barber)
Of the many parties happening every night this week, the Cafe Imports shindig at da Mateo on Tuesday night was a midsummer dream in the garden.
Bogdan of Russia, who is the reigning Barista & Farmer champion, shares a beer with Gabe from Cafe Imports.
World Barista Champion Sasa Septic entertained our group at a wonderful dinner on Wednesday night with Soyuz Coffee’s Drago and Regina.
Cafflano ”the brilliant travel coffee solution ”had a stand at the SCAE show.
Things got heated quickly on the World Cup Tasters Championship stage.
Before the storms rolled on Wednesday, we enjoyed the sights on lovely walks through the charming city of GotÃ«burg. (Photo by Reg Barber)