The World Coffee Championships Are Heading Down Under

Melbourne, Australia, will host the 2020 World Barista and Brewers Cup Championships!


Photos courtesy of World Coffee Events

World Coffee Events (WCE) has announced today that the 2020 World Barista Championship and the World Brewers Cup Championship (WBrC) will be held in Melbourne, Australia, as part of the Melbourne International Coffee Expo (MICE).

As part of the World Coffee Championships, the WBC and the WBrC are expected to bring champions together from over 85 countries.

The World Barista Championship and the World Brewers Cup Championship, for the first time since 2013, will be held together in Melbourne, Australia, in 2020.

The WBC and the WBrC are two of the most preeminent coffee competitions in the world. The WBC is often the showstopper of coffee competitions, which the WCE describes as “promoting excellence in coffee, advancing the barista profession, and engaging a worldwide audience with an annual championship event that serves as the culmination of local and regional events around the globe.”

While the WBC is the showstopping competition, the WBrC highlights precision and perfection in coffee brewing. “The World Brewers Cup … competition highlights the craft of filter coffee brewing by hand, promoting manual coffee brewing and service excellence. Both competitions involve thrilling, time-restricted performances by the baristas in front of judges and a packed-audience,” a press release from WCE states.

We’ll keep you up to date on any developments in the 2020 World Coffee Events—you can also keep up to date at the World Coffee Events website.

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