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Sigep 2022: in Rimini it’s competition time for top baristas and coffee artists

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RIMINI, Italy – Anticipation is growing for the competitions to be held at Sigep – The Dolce World Expo, Italian Exhibition Group´s artisan foodservice event, scheduled to take place from 22nd to 26th January 2022 at Rimini Expo centre. Coffee artists and expert baristas will be challenging each other in the Coffee Arena (Hall D1), the stage and meeting point for coffee sector professionals and experts who will be competing in national competitions organised by SCA Italy, the Italian Chapter of the Specialty Coffee Association, and valid for the international World Coffee Championship circuit.

The five days of the show will also see the Italian CIBC – Italian Barista and Coffee Expert Championships for the Barista category, Brewers Cup and Cup Tasters.

Saturday 22nd January and Sunday 23rd January will feature the CIBC, where the barista semi-finals will be disputed. The six winners who qualify for the finals will compete on Monday 24th January. The afternoon of Monday 24th January will be the turn of the ´compulsory´ trials of the Italian Brewers Cup Championship, followed the next day, Tuesday 25th January, by the final competition of the championship. Winning the competition gives the right to take part in the World Brewers Cup. On Tuesday 25th January, the Coffee Arena will also stage the Italian Cup Tasters competition, which leads on to the World Cup Tasters Championship.

In addition to the competitions, the Coffee Arena will also stage book presentations, documentaries and demonstrations to promote the supply chain, starting from the producing countries, with leading experts in the sector and in collaboration with companies, media and institutions. In addition to this, the area will host ingredients, technologies and small equipment from the best Made in Italy brands, offering baristas and sector experts a full range of products for various uses in the coffee sector.

Not to be missed are the talks by IILA . the International Italo-Latin American Organization, which will be held in the Pastry Arena and Vision Plaza. A special mention here for the event in collaboration with Slow Food, which will be presenting the Slow Food Coffee Coalition, an inclusive and collaborative network that unites all the players along the coffee supply chain.

Partners in the Coffee Arena are Gruppo Cimbali, Anfim and CSC . Caffè Speciali Certificati. Main Sponsors are Brita, BWT water+more and DM Italia, Event Sponsors are Alpro, Costadoro, Imperator, Packstyle, Pulycaff, Quarta Caffè and 9bar. Supporters are Assocoffee, Metallurgica Motta and Nuova Ricambi.


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Date: 22-26 January 2022; Organizer: Italian Exhibition Group SpA; edition: 43rd; frequency: annual; info:


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