London 2018

After much anticipation, the time has come to finally reveal the 24 exceptionally talented baristas who’ve made the cut and will be competing in Coffee Masters at The London Coffee Festival, 12-15 April 2018.

The calibre of applicants was so high that we’ve increased the number of contenders from 20 to 24. A huge thank you to all who took the time and effort to apply, and congratulations to those who made it through — we can’t wait to see you grind, brew, pour and sweat in a bid to win the prestigious title of Coffee Master London and take home £5,000.

And just who will be putting the baristas through their paces and giving you the low-down live at the event we hear you ask? Let us proudly introduce you to the world-class line-up of judges and MCs here.

But for now, we present The Contenders:

THE CONTENDERS

NAME: Janis Podins
REPRESENTING: The Coffee Collective
FROM: Denmark

NAME: Phil Groves
REPRESENTING: Timberyard
FROM: UK

NAME: Shinsaku Fukayama
REPRESENTING: ST ALi
FROM: Japan

NAME: Kristóf Mayer
REPRESENTING: Department of Coffee and Social Affairs
FROM: Hungary

 

NAME: Rob Clarijs
REPRESENTING: Dasawe Coffee Roasters x Beanspire
FROM: Netherlands

NAME: Jimmy Dimitrov
REPRESENTING: Clifton Coffee
FROM: UK

NAME: Max White
REPRESENTING: Small Batch Coffee Roasters
FROM: UK

NAME: Polina Vladimirova
REPRESENTING: Coffeemania
FROM: Russia

NAME: Agnieszka Rojewska
REPRESENTING: Freelance
FROM: Poland

NAME: Wissem Ben Rahim
REPRESENTING: Ben Rahim
FROM: Germany

NAME: Eliasz Minkiewicz
REPRESENTING: Weanie Beans
FROM: UK

NAME: Dagne Vaskopa
REPRESENTING: Rocket Bean Roastery
FROM: Latvia

NAME: Daniel Horbat
REPRESENTING: Network Cafe
FROM: Romania

NAME: Cole Torode
REPRESENTING: Rosso Coffee Roasters
FROM: Canada

NAME: Jennifer Hall
REPRESENTING: Black & White Coffee Roasters
FROM: USA

NAME: Kasey Headley
REPRESENTING: Trinity Street Coffee Bar
FROM: USA

NAME: Jaya Chingen
REPRESENTING: LP Cafe
FROM: UK

NAME: Natanaél Stürenberg
REPRESENTING: Five Elephant
FROM: Germany

NAME: Claire Wallace
REPRESENTING: Brew Lab Coffee
FROM: UK

NAME: Petra Strelecka
REPRESENTING: Industra Coffee
FROM: Czech Republic

NAME: Sam Reed
REPRESENTING: Stir Coffee
FROM: UK

NAME: Matteo Colaci
REPRESENTING: The Bookshelf Coffee House, Ireland
FROM: Italy

NAME: Wojciech Tysler
REPRESENTING: Bewley’s
FROM: Ireland

NAME: Tomas Misar
REPRESENTING: Hagen Espresso Bar
FROM: Czech Republic