World Latte Art champion crowned in Nice

Europe’s largest coffee industry event, the Specialty Coffee Association of Europe (SCAE) World of Coffee ended on a high note with the announcement of the winners of the four world coffee competitions. A total of 28 National Latte Art Champions, 21 National Coffee in Good Spirits Champions and 35 National Cup Tasting Champions competed in at tthe event, which was held in Nice from 26 – 28 June. With the World Coffee Roasting Championship taking place for the first time at this year’s World of Coffee, there were 11 National Roasting Champions taking part. The 2013 World Latte Champion is Hisako Yoshikawa from Ogawa Coffee Co. in Japan. The 2013 World Coffee in Good Spirits Champion is Victor Delpierre from Cafés Richard, France, the new World Cup Taster Champion is Lajos Horvath from Hungary and the 2013 World Coffee Roasting Champion Naoki Goto from Japan. Also victorious were the winners of the New Product of the Show Awards. Especially designed to highlight the new products and services for 2013 from the exhibitors present at SCAE World of Coffee Nice. The winner of Best Coffee Related Product or Machine was La Cimbali for the M100 Cimbali.  The winner of Best Non-Coffee Beverage was Beyond the Bean and the winner of Best In-Store Product or Service was Lilokawa for their aprons, baskets and customised products. Executive Director of the SCAE, David Veal, announced at the show that SCAE World of Coffee 2014 will take place in Rimini, Italy. The WCE also announced that they will be bringing the World Barista Championship, the World Brewers Cup Championship and the World Coffee Roasting Championship to SCAE World of Coffee, Rimini 2014. 

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