TAIWAN – The 2023 World Latte Art Championship (WLAC), World Coffee in Good Spirits Championship (WCIGS), and World Coffee Roasting Championship (WCRC) are heading to the Taiwan International Coffee Show, November 17-20, 2023. The Specialty Coffee (SCA) Association will finally bring the championships, which were originally scheduled for 2021, to Taiwan.
This will be the second time the WCRC has taken place during the Taiwan International Coffee Show, and the Specialty Coffee Association is excited to be bringing even more competitions to the amazing community gathering at the show, held at Nangang Exhibition Center, Taipei.
The Taiwan International Coffee Show
The World Coffee Championships (WCC) are produced by World Coffee Events, a subsidiary of the SCA. The World Latte Art Championship (WLAC) recognizes the best latte artists through multiple rounds of drinks and designs they must pour, both on-stage, and for the audience at the Art Bar.
The World Coffee In Good Spirits Championship (WCIGS) highlights the combination of coffee and alcohol, awarding those who best blend the craft of barista and bartender.
The World Coffee Roasting Championship (WCRC) is the newest of the World Coffee Championships, and it focuses on the craft of the roaster, giving competitors multiple days to sample-roast selections from a shared set of green coffees, make production roasting plans, and then execute their production roasts.
The World Coffee Championships
The SCA is working once again with the Taiwan Coffee Association and the Taiwan International Coffee Show as the World Coffee Championships return to Taiwan. Taiwan has a strong specialty coffee culture, with an estimated 4,000 roasters according to the Taiwan Coffee Association, and sixteen World Coffee Championship finalists; including Berg Wu, 2016 World Barista Champion; Chad Wang, 2017 World Brewers Cup Champion; Pang-Yu Liu, 2014 World Cup Tasters Champion; and Jacky Lai, 2014 World Coffee Roasting Champion.
The Taiwan International Coffee Show will gather together many different people from throughout the coffee value chain together, and they will have the chance to witness the best competitors from across the globe at the World Coffee Championships. If you would like to attend, keep your eye on chanchao.com.tw.
The 2023 Taipei World Coffee Championships will be preceded by four competitions taking place at the SCA World of Coffee trade show in Athens, June 22-24, 2023; the World Barista Championship, World Brewers Cup, World Cup Tasters Championship, and Cezve/Ibrik Championship.
Fans across the globe will be able to experience all of the competitions streaming live via the World Coffee Championships web and social platforms! For updates, follow along on Facebook, Instagram, and on the web at wcc.coffee.
About the World Coffee Championships and World Coffee Events
The World Coffee Championships are produced by World Coffee Events (WCE) — the event management organization of the Specialty Coffee Association, and the premier producer of events for the coffee community worldwide.
WCE’s mission is to develop events that engage the specialty coffee community and promote coffee excellence. The current WCE portfolio involves the World Coffee Championships; the World Barista Championship, World Latte Art Championship, World Brewers Cup, World Coffee in Good Spirits Championship, World Cup Tasters Championship, World Coffee Roasting Championship, and the Cezve/Ibrik Championship; the All-Stars program; and show features such as the Espresso Bar and the Brew Bar. Learn more here.
About the Specialty Coffee Association
The SCA is a trade association built on foundations of openness, inclusivity, and the power of shared knowledge.
The SCA’s purpose is to foster global coffee communities to support activities to make coffee a more sustainable, equitable and thriving activity for the whole value chain. From coffee farmers to baristas and roasters, our membership spans the globe, encompassing every element of the coffee value chain.
The SCA acts as a unifying force within the specialty coffee industry and works to make coffee better by raising standards worldwide through a collaborative and progressive approach. Dedicated to building an industry that is fair, sustainable, and nurturing for all, the SCA draws on years of insights and inspiration from the specialty coffee community. Learn more here.