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2019 World Coffee Championships Coming to Boston and Berlin


2017 World Barista Champion Dale Harris of the UK competing last year in Seoul. World Coffee Events photo.

After a year in which site selection was a remarkably hot topic for Specialty Coffee Association-led world coffee competitions, the group has announced that 2019 world competitions will fall squarely in line with the SCA’s two major events, the United States-based SCA Expo, and Europe-based World of Coffee.

In an announcement released yesterday, organizer World Coffee Events said the 2019 World Barista Championship and World Brewers Cup will take place during the SCA Expo in Boston, April 11-14. The World Latte Art Championship, World Coffee In Good Spirits Championship, World Cup Tasters Championship and the Cezve/Ibrik Championship will all take place during the 2019 World of Coffee event in Berlin, Germany, June 8-10.

Dates have still not been announced for the 2018 or 2019 World Coffee Roasting Championship, which is one of numerous 2018 world championships that has been relocated from Dubai.

The 2018 World Barista Championship is taking place this June 20-23 in Amsterdam in conjunction with World of Coffee. Check out our interview with current US Barista Champion Cole McBride here.