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World Barista Championship and World Brewers Cup competition kick off today

Victoria Arduino will support all the best bartenders in the world with Mythos, the official grinder of the World Barista Championship

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MELBOURNE, Australia – The World Barista Championship (Wbc) and the World Brewers Cup (WBrC) started in Melbourne at 09:00 on September 27th at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Center. The respected competitions will see more than 50 national champions from across the globe go head-to-head for the ultimate glory of being titled “World Champion”.

Italy will be represented by Giacomo Vannelli (Brewing), barista and roaster who already competed at the World Barista Championships in Boston and Matteo Pavoni (World Barista), the best Italian barista in charge and owner of the Peacocks Coffee roasting. Victoria Arduino will support all the best bartenders in the world with Mythos, the official grinder of the World Barista Championship. Impossible not to mention the presence of the Italian judges: Davide Cobelli and Luca Ventriglia.

The World Coffee Championships in Melbourne

The WBC is the international coffee competition produced annually by World Coffee Events (WCE). The competition focuses on promoting excellence in coffee and advancing the barista profession.

In this competition, barista competitors must prepare four espressos, four milk drinks, and four original signature drinks to exacting standards in a 15-minute performance. WCE Certified Judges from around the world will evaluate each performance on the taste of beverages served, cleanliness, creativity, technical skill, and overall presentation.

The World Brewers Cup competition, on the other hand, highlights the craft of filter coffee brewing by hand, promoting manual coffee brewing and service excellence.
In this championship, competitors prepare and serve three individual beverages for a panel of judges.

The Championship consists of two rounds: a first round and a final round.
During the first round competitors complete two coffee services – a compulsory service and an open service. For the compulsory service, competitors prepare three beverages utilising whole bean coffee provided to them by the competition.

For the open service, competitors may utilise any whole bean coffee of their choosing and must also accompany their beverage preparation with a presentation. The six competitors with the highest score from the first round will go on to compete in the finals round.

It is possible to watch the World Coffee Championships online by clicking here.

The competition schedule for the 2022 World Coffee Championships is as follows:

Tuesday 27 September
Time Event Location
9:00am – 5:30pm WBC Round 1 Day 1 WBC stage
9:30am – 2:30pm WBrC Judges Calibration World Brewers Cup stage
2:30pm – 6:30pm WBrC Practical run-through World Brewers Cup stage
Wednesday 28 September
Time Event Location
9:00am – 5:00pm WBC Round 1 Day 2 WBC stage
9:30am – 5:30pm WBrC Compulsory & Open Service World Brewers Cup stage
5:30pm WBC Semi-finals announcement WBC stage
Thursday 29 September
Time Event Location
9:00am – 4:00pm WBC Semi—finals WBC stage
9:30am – 4:00pm WBrC Compulsory and Open Service World Brewers Cup stage
5:00pm WBC Finals announcement WBC stage
5:00pm WBrC Finals announcement World Brewers Cup stage
Friday 30 September
Time Event Location
10:00am – 1:30pm WBrC Finals World Brewers Cup stage
10:30am – 2:30pm WBC Finals WBC stage
2:30pm WBrC Winner announcement World Brewers Cup stage
3:30pm WBC Winner announcement WBC stage

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