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Melbourne to host the 2020 World Barista Championship and World Brewers Cup

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MILAN — The 2020 World Barista Championship and World Brewers Cup will take place in Melbourne, Australia, from the 4th to 7th of May, 2020 at the Melbourne International Coffee Expo (MICE). These two World Coffee Championships are expected to bring close to 85 licensed national body champions from across the world together to compete for the World Champion titles.

The Melbourne World Coffee Championships will take place over 4 days on two stages at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, hosted by the MICE festival.

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If you would like to watch the Melbourne World Coffee Championships live in-person, you can find more information on attending MICE at this link, and you’ll be able to watch the entire event via livestream across World Coffee Championships websites and social media.

The World Barista Championship (WBC) is the preeminent international coffee competition produced annually by World Coffee Events (WCE). The competition focuses on 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.

The World Brewers Cup (WBrC) 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.

Every year the seven World Coffee Championships head to different cities across the globe, going to the Specialty Coffee Expo, World of Coffee, and other trade shows which are chosen through a solicitation and vetting process designed to evaluate level of community interest, host preparation and support, and suitability under the Events Site Criteria framework. These championships happen thanks to incredible amounts of hard work, leadership, and support from volunteers, sponsors, and community members both in host cities and across the globe, and we are excited to see you all in Melbourne.