World of Coffee 2016 ends on a high note
Following the three-day World of Coffee event at Dublin's RDS, Taiwanese Berg Wu can legitimately claim to make the best cup of coffee in the world, having triumped at the World Barista Championship.
27 June 2016
World of Coffee came to an end on Saturday, after a wildly successful event, the first of its kind to take place in Dublin. More than 6,500 visitors came through the doors to meet over 1,500 exhibitors at 250 stands; they sampled coffee and learned about the latest technology, and watched as the World Barista Champion and World Brewers Cup Champion were awarded, along with the runners-up.
Organised by the Specialty Coffee Association of Europe (SCAE), and sponsored by BWTwater+More, World of Coffee Dublin combined an interactive exhibition which even had a silent disco! There was an expansive programme of educational seminars, talks, cuppings and the first-ever sustainability forum, which proved a very successful addition to the event.
The SCAW Excellence Awards, sponsored by Oiko Credit, the New Product of the Show Awards and the SCAE Photography Awards were all given to worthy winners, and the second year of Re:Co’s Specialty Coffee Symposium gave delegates the opportunity to discuss innovation and strategic development within the industry.
All of these events combined to make up a marvellous and successful World of Coffee 2016, so the organisers now proudly pass the torch to Budapest, Hungary, where preparations for World of Coffee 2017 are already under way.