June 30, 2023

Coffee News Recap, 30 Jun: Over 10,000 people attend WoC Athens, arabica futures fall by 9% & other stories


Every Friday, Perfect Daily Grind rounds up the top coffee industry news from the previous week. Here are this week’s stories.

Mon, 26 Jun

  • Over 10,000 people attend World of Coffee Athens this year. More than 400 companies were also present at the event, which took place from 22 to 24 June at the Athens Metropolitan Expo centre.
    • The 2023 Best New Product Awards winners are:
      • Accessories: Acaia’s Orion Nano
      • Commercial Coffee Preparation and Serving Equipment: Probat’s AG
      • Open Class: Pentair Everpure’s Oxidice
      • Specialty Non-Coffee Beverage Stand Alone: ander’s Ground Cacao Beans for Filter Cacao
      • Consumer Coffee Preparation and Serving Equipment: Ceado’s HOOP Coffee Brewer
    • The 2023 Coffee Design Awards winners are:
      • Spaces: Florencia y Fortunata Café⠀
      • Branding: Hard Beans
      • Packaging: Alf & Bet
  • World Coffee Championships 2023 winners announced at WoC Athens. World of Coffee Athens hosted four World Coffee Championships:
    • World Barista Championship 2023: Brazil’s Boram Um placed first. Italy’s Daniele Ricci was the runner-up, and Australian competitor Jack Simpson placed third.
    • World Brewers Cup 2023: Chilean competitor Carlos Medina won the competition, with Greece’s Savina Giachgia coming second, and Brazil’s Garam Victor Um placing third.
    • World Cup Tasters Championship 2023: Representing Australia, Young Baek placed first, with Indonesia’s Mandie Soengkono as the runner-up, Ukrainian competitor Andrii Vasyliev placing third, and Greek competitor Oretis Sfiris coming fourth.
    • World Cezve/Ibrik Championship 2023: French competitor Pierre de Chanterac placed first, with Romania’s Cezara Cartes coming second, Mariam Erin Pinza from the UAE placing third, and Greece’s Dimitris Karampas placing fourth.

Tue, 27 Jun

  • MICE announces 2023 Richest Barista competitors. The competition, which will take place at this year’s Melbourne International Coffee Expo from 17 to 19 August, will include 32 coffee professionals from Australia competing for a prize pool of AU $40,000 (US $26,472).

Wed, 28 Jun

Thu, 29 Jun

  • Bazzara’s Trieste Coffee Exports announces 2023 programme. The event – which will take place at the Savoia Excelsior Palace in Trieste, Italy on 25 & 26 November – will include a series of lectures, workshops, and roundtables. Some of this year’s topics include “Quality culture and communication” and “Towards an eco-friendly production chain”.
  • AeroPress launches XL brewer. The AeroPress XL can brew up to six espresso-style shots or two cups of filter coffee in one batch. The brewer comes with carafé made from shatterproof Tritan plastic.
  • Mazzer launches new Omega X manual coffee grinder. The Omega X includes 47mm stainless steel conical burrs, a carbon fibre lever, and a maximum bean capacity of 42g. The grinder is specifically designed for espresso, but can be used for several brewing methods.

Fri, 30 Jun

A barista makes coffee news headlines by participating at the World Coffee Championships in Athens, Greece.

Here are a few coffee news stories from previous weeks that you might find interesting. Take a look.

  • Mon, 19 Jun – Partners Coffee reveals first packaging update since 2019. The New York roaster’s Block Party summer blend is the first to boast new packaging since the company’s rebrand from Toby’s Estate in 2019. New packaging details include white bags with gold foil printing.

Photo credits: Specialty Coffee Association

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