January 23, 2017

World Barista Championship 2018 to Be in AMSTERDAM


Amsterdam, the city of canals, museums – and the 2018 World Barista Championship.

We’re still many months away from the 2017 World Barista Championship in Seoul, but World Coffee Events have already started planning 2018. It will run alongside SCA’s World of Coffee on the 19th–21st June.  (See our Events Calendar for more events like this.)

SEE ALSO: 5 Winning World Barista Championship Performances

Winners of World Barista Championship 2016

The 6 Finalists in the 2016 World Barista Championship. Credit: Jake Olsen for World Coffee Events

The Netherlands’ coffee industry is thriving, and what’s more, sustainability is of high importance to Dutch consumers – last year, the CBI went as far as to describe the country as “the epicentre of sustainability initiatives within the coffee sector”.

SCA have also announced a new round of Qualified Sponsorships for World Coffee Competitions starting in 2018 – affecting what equipment can be used for in the championships. At the moment, Simonelli and Mahhlkoenig are the espresso machine and grinder sponsors respectively. Other sponsors include Ally Coffee, Swiss Water, and more. Information about Qualified Testing for the sponsor position will be announced soon.

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