Athens, Greece recently hosted the highly anticipated 2023 World of Coffee and the World Coffee Championships, attracting over 140 coffee professionals from across the globe. The city witnessed outstanding performances from participants in the four disciplines of the competition. Andrii Vasyliev became the first Ukrainian to win a prize at the World of Coffee Championship. Andriy took third place in the Cup Tasters category.
The World Coffee Championships began a day before the World of Coffee trade show, setting the stage for an intense and exhilarating event. Competitors showcased their skills in the World Barista Championship, World Brewers Cup, World Cup Tasters, and World Cezve/Ibrik Championship.
The livestreamed competitions showcased the mastery of the coffee professionals. From signature beverages to experimental coffees, the judges faced a tough task in evaluating the exceptional talent on display. The decision-making process was challenging, given the high level of expertise demonstrated by the participants.
Celebrating the Winners
After an eventful weekend, the winners of the 2023 World Coffee Championships have been announced. Here are the winners from each competition:
World Barista Championship
Champion: Boram Um, Brazil
Runner-Up: Daniele Ricci, Italy
3rd Place: Jack Simpson, Australia
- Isaiah Sheese, United States
- Dawn Chan, Hong Kong
- Patrick Rolf, Denmark
World Brewers Cup
Champion: Carlos Medina, Chile
Runner-Up: Savina Giachgia, Greece
3rd Place: Garam Victor Um, Brazil
- Luca Croce, United Kingdom
- George Peng, China
- Giacomo Vannelli, Italy
World Cup Tasters Championship
Champion: Young Baek, Australia
Runner-Up: Mandie Soengkono, Indonesia
3rd Place: Andrii Vasyliev, Ukraine
- Oretis Sfiris, Greece
Champion: Pierre de Chanterac, France
Runner-Up: Cezara Cartes, Romania
3rd Place: Mariam Erin Pinza, United Arab Emirates
- Dimitris Karampas, Greece
Congratulations to all the winners for their outstanding achievements in the 2023 World Coffee Championships held in Athens, Greece.