Taiwan to host 2023 World Coffee Championships

2023 World Coffee Championships

The 2023 World Latte Art Championship (WLAC), World Coffee In Good Spirits Championship (WCIGS), and World Coffee Roasting Championship (WCRC) will take place at the Taiwan International Coffee Show from 17 to 20 November 2023.

This will be the second time the WCRC has taken place during the Taiwan International Coffee Show, held at the Nangang Exhibition Center in Taipei.

As part of the scheduling, the 2023 World Coffee Championships season will be set, with the World Brewers Cup, World Barista Championship, World Cup Tasters, and Cezve/Ibrik Championship taking place at the Specialty Coffee Association’s World of Coffee Athens event, from 22 to 24 June.

The World Coffee Championships (WCC) are produced by World Coffee Events, a subsidiary of the Specialty Coffee Association.

The WLAC recognises the best latte artists through multiple rounds of drinks and designs they must pour, both on-stage, and for the audience at the Art Bar. The WCIGS highlights the combination of coffee and alcohol, awarding those who best blend the craft of barista and bartender. The WCRC is the newest of the WCC, and it focuses on the craft of the roaster, giving competitors multiple days to sample-roast selections from a shared set of green coffees, make production roasting plans, and then execute their production roasts.

World Coffee Events says it is excited to work with the Taiwan Coffee Association and the Taiwan International Coffee Show on the competitions.

Taiwan has a strong specialty coffee culture, with an estimated 4,000 roasters according to the Taiwan Coffee Association, and sixteen World Coffee Championship finalists; including Berg Wu, 2016 World Barista Champion; Chad Wang, 2017 World Brewers Cup Champion; Pang-Yu Liu, 2014 World Cup Tasters Champion; and Jacky Lai, 2014 World Coffee Roasting Champion.

The Taiwan International Coffee Show will gather together many different people from throughout the coffee value chain together, and they will have the chance to witness the best competitors from across the globe at the World Coffee Championships.

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