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All the winners of the World Coffee Championships in Belo Horizonte, Brazil

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BELO HORIZONTE, Brazil — Brazil World Coffee Championships took place November 7-9 in Belo Horizonte during the International Coffee Week.

National champions from across the world and brought national champions across the globe came to battle for four world titles: the World Brewers Cup, the World Latte Art Championship, the World Cup Tasters Championship, and the World Coffee in Good Spirits Championship.

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World Coffee in Good Spirits Championship

Dan Fellows representing the United Kingdom emerged victorious to be crowned the 2018 World Coffee in Good Spirits Champion.



1st – Dan Fellows – United Kingdom

2nd – Manos Mamakis – Greece

3rd – Danny Wilson – Australia

4th – Artem Bakurov – Ukraine

5th – Min-Seo Kang – South Korea

6th – Dan Bacaintan – Italy

Photo: Georgía Thomé for World Coffee Events

World Latte Art Championship

Irvine Quek Siew Lhek from Malaysia won the World Latte Art Championships


1st – Irvine Quek Siew Lhek – Malaysia

2nd – Michalis Karagiannis – Greece

3rd – Liang Fan – China

4th – Shinsaku Fukayama – Australia

5th – Agnieszka Rojewska – Poland

6th – Wonjae Choi – South Korea

World Cup Tasters Championships

Yama Kim representing Australia is the new 2018 World Cup Tasters Champion.


1st – Yama Kim – Australia

2nd – Niels te Vaanhold – Netherlands

3rd – Walter Acevedo – Colombia

4th – Waruth Tangsuriyapaisan – Thailand

Photo: Jeff Hann for World Coffee Events

World Brewers Cup

Emi Fukahori from Switzerland won the World Brewers Cup. During the first round competitors completed two coffee services – a compulsory service and an open service.

For the compulsory service, competitors prepared three beverages utilizing whole bean coffee provided to them by the competition.

For the open service, competitors used any whole bean coffee of their choosing and also accompany their beverage preparation with a presentation.


1st – Emi Fukahori – Switzerland

2nd – Regine Wai Yee Beng – Malaysia

3rd – Stathis Koremtas – Greece

4th – Pang-Yu Liu – Taiwan

5th – Kaoru Kamiyama – Japan

6th – Yeo Qing He – Singapore

Photo: Rodrigo Torii for World Coffee Events

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