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Announcing the 2021 Milan World Coffee Championships and an Update on Taipei WCCs

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MILAN – The Specialty Coffee Association (SCA) announces the 2021 Milan World Coffee Championships, featuring the World Barista Championship, World Brewers Cup, and World Cup Tasters Championship, will take place at HostMilano, Italy, from October 22-26. HostMilano is an exhibition dedicated to the catering and hospitality sector, with many key Italian and international organizations exhibiting at Fiera Milano every two years.

World Coffee Events and the SCA have enjoyed a long-standing partnership with HostMilano, debuting unique activations and experiences over past shows. The SCA is excited to build on this partnership with the 2021 World Coffee Championships.

Milan World Coffee Championships at HostMilano

“We are extremely pleased to announce that HostMilano will feature the 2021 World Barista Championship, World Brewers Cup, and World Cup Tasters Championship this October,” said Yannis Apostolopoulos, SCA Chief Executive Officer.

“We’ve always found massive value in attending Host, and following the hardship and disruption of the past year, we’re excited to return and bring our community to this wonderful show.”

Due to the unfortunate recent spike in COVID-19 cases and corresponding regulations in Taiwan, the SCA and the Taiwan Coffee Association (TCA) have made the difficult decision to postpone the World Latte Art, World Coffee in Good Spirits, and World Coffee Roasting Championship events scheduled to take place in Taipei in November 2021.

The SCA and TCA are working to identify opportunities to host World Coffee Championships in Taipei at a future date.


WCE staff and volunteers appreciate your patience while we work through the complexities of planning the world championships. Competitors who will not be able to travel or who don’t feel comfortable doing so will be able to avail of the Deferred Candidacy option to postpone their participation at the WCCs.


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