MILAN – The Specialty Coffee Association has announced that the 2022 World of Coffee trade show, originally scheduled to take place in Warsaw, will be moving to Milan, Italy. Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has forced thousands of Ukrainians to seek refuge in Poland, including at the PTAK convention center where the show was scheduled to take place. “With the event moving to a new location in Milan, we remain committed to donating 100% of the revenue from World of Coffee ticket sales to Ukrainian coffee businesses and professionals” said Yannis Apostolopoulos, Chief Executive Officer od the Specialty Coffee Association.
World of Coffee + World Coffee Championships: Milan, June 23-25, 2022
While the circumstances are regrettable, we look forward to bringing World of Coffee back to Italy, the birthplace of the espresso. This will be the first time World of Coffee travels to Milan, and we are excited to partner with the Milano Convention Center, a modern venue in the heart of the city. The five Championships—Latte Art, Coffee in Good Spirits, Cup Tasters, Cezve/Ibrik, and Roasting—will also be held in Milan June 23-25. Coffee professionals from around the globe can look forward to everything Milan has to offer and the hospitality of the local coffee community represented by the SCA Italy Chapter.
The Polish community has welcomed refugees with open arms and the venue for World of
Coffee, PTAK Warsaw Expo, also opened its doors to Ukrainian refugees. With the decision to move World of Coffee to Milan, we hope to avoid placing an additional burden on Warsaw’s community while supporting groups like the SCA Poland and Czech Republic chapters which have been providing aid to those fleeing the war. We look forward to returning to the city of Warsaw in the future and have pledged to donate 100% of the revenue from World of Coffee ticket sales to Ukrainian coffee businesses and professionals.
Information for Exhibitors and Attendees
If you are a registered WOC attendee or exhibitor, please check your inbox for important
information about automatic credits toward the 2022 World of Coffee in Milan. If you have not received an email, please contact our events team.
Information on the Championships
The five World Coffee Championships—Latte Art, Coffee in Good Spirits, Cup Tasters,
Cezve/Ibrik, and Roasting—will also be held in Milan June 23-25. Competitors who have
already registered for the Warsaw Championships will be transferred to the Milan Championships. Competitors, judges, WCE Representatives, and Competition Body coordinators will receive more information via email. If you have not received an email, please contact the WCC team.
Though these are unprecedented times, we forge ahead and look forward to gathering once
again for World of Coffee and the World Coffee Championships in Milan. To learn more, please visit worldofcoffee.org,” concluded Apostolopoulos.”
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