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World of Coffee closes in Berlin and four new World Champions are crowned

BERLIN, Germany – World of Coffee (WOC), Europe’s largest coffee trade show organized by the Specialty Coffee Association (SCA) at the Messe Berlin, came to a close on Saturday 8th. Nearly 12.000 coffee professionals descended on the German capital for three days to network on the show floor, take part in the most extensive lecture series to date, and to watch over eighty competitors take the stage at the Berlin World Coffee Championships.

Berlin World Coffee Championships

Eighty champions from around the globe competed in Berlin at the 2019 World Latte Art, World Coffee in Good Spirits, World Cup Tasters, and Cezve/Ibrik Championships, which took place inside the WOC trade show.

WLAC Rankings

  1. Manuela Fensore – Italy
  2. Hao-Yuan Chen – Taiwan
  3. Liu Guoqiang – China
  4. Oneway Dash – South Korea
  5. Hiroki Ito – Japan
  6. Peter Chan – Hong Kong

WCIGS Rankings

  1. Dan Fellows – United Kingdom
  2. Tim Lam Wing Fat – Hong Kong
  3. Agnieszka Rojewska – Poland
  4. Manos Mamakis – Greece
  5. Nicole Battefeld – Germany
  6. Arnon Thitiprasert – Thailand

World Cup Tasters Rankings

  1. Daniel Horbat – Ireland
  2. Dajo Aertssen – France
  3. Josh Clarke – UK
  4. Dulce Barrera – Guatemala

CIC Final Rankings

  • Sergey Blinnikov – Russia
  • Tetiana Tarykina – Ukraine
  • Sinan Muslu – Germany
  • Filip Valentin – Romania
  • Dimitris Karampas – Greece
  • Koray Erdogdu – Turkey

Best New Product + Design Lab Awards

The Best New Product Awards (BNP), which recognize new products judged on their quality and value to the specialty coffee and tea industry, were presented to eight exhibiting companies at the show.

WOC’s first ever Design Lab Awards were presented in four categories, celebrating great design in the coffee industry. A full list of winners and their photos can be found in this press release.

World of Coffee 2020 to Take Place in Warsaw, Poland

Poland’s coffee community will host World of Coffee June 18-20, 2020, at the Ptak Warsaw Expo exhibition center. Bookings for exhibitor space are now open and filling up quickly. Contact information for 2020 bookings can be found on the website: https://www.worldofcoffee.org/warsaw-2020.