COFFEE CHAMPIONSHIPS

COFFEE CHAMPIONSHIPS

Talented and ambitious baristas will compete in four different categories, with the goal of representing Greece in the world championships of SCA. After the organization of the first two successful events concerning the Panhellenic Roasting Championship, the strategic partnership between Athens Coffee Festival and SCA Greece is widening. This year, three more championships will be held at this year’s festival: Latte Art, Cezve / Ibrik and Cup Tasters. The competitions will be held in the specially designed D10 room of Technopolis.

Roasting
During the 3rd Pan-Hellenic Roasting Championship contestants from all over Greece will try to distinguish themselves in the demanding coffee roasting terrain, from the early stages of raw coffee processing to the grinding of grains. The winner will represent Greece at the World Coffee Roasting Championship. Yorgos Delichristos was the first winner in the previous 2018 contest.

Latte Art
When in 1989 David Schomer was making his first “heart” design in Seattle, he probably did not imagine that the form of coffee art that he started would become a global contest. During the Greek National Championship that will be held at the Athens Coffee Festival, contestants will be invited to create their own milk-based coffee designs within 10 minutes. The best will prepare his suitcases for the international competition. Last year’s winner was Christos Douvas.

Cezve/Ibrik
The coffee in the ibrik is undoubtedly the most aromatic and it is especially popular in eastern Europe, the Middle East and North Africa. This event showcases the Cezve or Ibrik preparation of brewing coffee, set in a competition format that celebrates the cultural tradition. In this championship, it is encouraged that the competitors bring their own style/cultural element to their performance to showcase what is one of the oldest forms of preparing coffee.

Cup Tasters
The Panhellenic Cup Tasters Championship will award the professional coffee cupper who demonstrates speed, skill, and accuracy in distinguishing the taste differences in specialty coffees.

See the full program for the competitions

Friday 27 September
08:30-19:10 | ROASTING (sample single origin and blend)
10:00-16:20 | LATTE ART (art bar)

Saturday 28 September
10:00-16:20 | LATTE ART (semi finals)
10:15-17:30 | CEZVE/IBRIK (finals)
09:00-17:30 | ROASTING (green coffee evaluation)

Sunday 29 September
10:00-12:10 | LATTE ART(finals)
15:30-18:47 | Cup Tasters (round one-semifinals-finals)
08:00-18:50 | ROASTING (roasting blend)

Monday 30 September
09:00-20:00 | ROASTING (cupping for judges, cupping for competitors, results)