JULY 27, 2021 — Today, the Specialty Coffee Association has announced that the 2022 World Barista Championship (WBC) and World Brewers Cup (WBrC) will be hosted at the Melbourne International Coffee Expo (MICE), from September 27-30, 2022. MICE last hosted these competitions in 2013 and were previously confirmed as the hosts of the 2020 World Coffee Championships (WCCs), which were canceled by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Today we have also announced that the 2022 World Latte Art Championship (WLAC), World Coffee in Good Spirits Championship (WCIGS), World Cup Tasters Championship (WCTC), and World Coffee Roasting Championship (WCRC) will be held in conjunction with the SCA’s World Of Coffee trade show, in Warsaw, Poland, from June 16-18, 2022. The World Coffee Roasting Championship will begin one day prior to the opening of the trade show.
The seven annual World Coffee Championships are the pinnacle of the competitive coffee-making circuit and the culmination of qualifying events held by licensed Competition Bodies around the world. “We are thrilled to have secured these prestigious World Coffee Championships,” said Lauren Winterbottom, MICE Show Director. “We already knew Australia was a renowned coffee destination, and now we have the chance to share our coffee culture with a global audience.”
“Melbourne is a fantastic location for the World Coffee Championships, and we are delighted to be hosted at MICE once more,” said Yannis Apostolopoulos, SCA Chief Executive Officer. “Australia has an incredible coffee culture and we’re excited to celebrate the best competitors from around the world in such a fantastic city.”
The 2021 Milan World Coffee Championships featuring the World Barista Championship, World Brewers Cup, and World Cup Tasters Championship, will take place at HostMilano, Italy, from October 22-26. Fans of the competitions will also be able to watch the entire event via live stream across World Coffee Championships websites and social media.
About the Specialty Coffee Association
The SCA is a trade association built on foundations of openness, inclusivity, and the power of shared knowledge. The SCA’s purpose is to foster global coffee communities to support activities to make coffee a more sustainable, equitable and thriving activity for the whole value chain. From coffee farmers to baristas and roasters, our membership spans the globe, encompassing every element of the coffee value chain.
The SCA acts as a unifying force within the specialty coffee industry and works to make coffee better by raising standards worldwide through a collaborative and progressive approach.
Dedicated to building an industry that is fair, sustainable, and nurturing for all, the SCA draws on years of insights and inspiration from the specialty coffee community. Learn more at sca.coffee.
About the World Coffee Championships and World Coffee Events
The World Coffee Championships are produced by World Coffee Events (WCE) — the event management organization of the SCA, and the premier producer of events for the coffee community worldwide. WCE’s mission is to develop events that engage the specialty coffee community and promote coffee excellence. The current WCE portfolio involves the World Coffee Championships; the World Barista Championship, World Latte Art Championship, World Brewers Cup, World Coffee in Good Spirits Championship, World Cup Tasters Championship, World Coffee Roasting Championship, and the Cezve/Ibrik Championship; the All-Stars program; and show features such as the Espresso Bar and the Brew Bar. Learn more at worldcoffeeevents.org.