Rob Clarijs made history in Coffee Masters – London this April, scoring the highest mark ever in the Signature Drink Round. His drink, The Pink Valley, ultimately helped him come second in this year’s competition. “The score motivates me to learn more, and to compete again,” he says. “It reminds me how much I
Coffee Masters debuted in 2015 at The London and New York Coffee Festivals. Now well into its fourth year, the competition has catapulted its winners to star status on the global coffee scene. Case in point? Agnieszka Rojewska, who won Coffee Masters – London in April, before becoming World Barista Champion last month. With $5,000 on the line,
News incoming from Italy – applications are now open for CMx™, our very first regional Coffee Masters competition. CMx™ – Italia is a three-day competition that seeks to find and celebrate Italy’s best baristas. This high-octane contest will showcase each barista’s coffee knowledge, skill, talent and showmanship through thrilling head-to-head battles, judged by a panel
Poland’s Agineszka Rojewska was crowned Coffee Master 2018 at The London Coffee Festival in April, making her the first ever female to take the title in London. Just this weekend, she also became the World Barista Champion, cementing her place as a formidable competitor on the world stage. With the two biggest titles of her
Wherever you are on your coffee journey, there’s always more to discover. Even for James Wise, the 2017 Coffee Masters champion, who is based at Assembly Coffee Roasters in Brixton, London. We dropped by a cupping (translation: coffee tasting) to find out what it’s all about.
After a hugely successful competition in New York, Coffee Masters is back and ready to take on London. Putting the baristas through their paces and giving you the low-down live at the event this year will be…
If the opportunity to win the title ‘Coffee Master London 2018’ and a glorious cheque for £5,000 weren’t reasons enough to apply to compete in Coffee Masters at The London Coffee Festival, then news that the competition machine of choice is Faema’s E71 is sure to entice.
Having competed for the first time in 2016, Erika Vonie returned to New York Coffee Masters with one heck of a bang, stealing the winner trophy from the grasp of another 15 contenders. She’s had just over a week now to digest the news and let all the fuss die-down — but not for long.
“To some, coffee is coffee. A heartbreaking mentality to coffee lovers, I know,” says Jim Franceschetti of Pentair Everpure. “I must admit that, before I started working for Pentair Everpure, I was guilty of this mentality.
Cupping is a method by which professional tasters perform a sensory evaluation of coffee. Essentially, hot water is poured over ground coffee and left to extract. The taster samples the aroma and then tastes the coffee by the ever-recognizable slurping from a cupping spoon. Cupping is used to evaluate different coffee by using the