World Barista and World Brewers Cup Champions crowned in Melbourne
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After four days of intense competition, two new World Coffee Champions have been announced in Melbourne, Australia: Anthony Douglas representing Australia is the 2022 World Barista Champion, and Shih Yuan Hsu (Sherry) representing Taiwan is the 2022 World Brewers Cup Champion. Full rankings will be available at melbourne.wcc.coffee.
The 2022 World Barista Championship (WBC) and World Brewers Cup (WBrC) were hosted at the Melbourne International Coffee Expo (MICE), from 27-30 September 2022. MICE last hosted these competitions in 2013 and were previously confirmed as the hosts of the 2020 World Coffee Championships (WCCs), which were cancelled by the COVID-19 pandemic.
The 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.”