World Cup Tasters Championship 2015 Results

2015 World Cup Tasters Champion

2015 World Cup Tasters Champion Juan Gabriel Cespedes, Costa Rica

Champion: JUAN GABRIEL CESPEDES, Ecomtrading Costa Rica, COSTA RICA
2nd: MATEUSZ PETLINSKI, Woyton Roast Inc., GERMANY
3rd: YOERI JOOSTEN, Boot Koffie, THE NETHERLANDS
4th: KRISSE MCGREGOR, Coffee Lab, NEW ZEALAND

2015 WCTC Full Rankings

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

Coffees of the world have many distinct taste characteristics and in this competition format the objective is for the cupper to discriminate between the different coffees. Three cups are placed in a triangle, with 2 cups being identical coffees and one cup being a different coffee. Using skills of smell, taste, attention and experience, the cupper will identify the odd cup in the triangle as quickly as they can. A total of 8 triangles are placed in each round. The top 8 competitors with the most correct answers and the fastest time proceed to the next Semi-Finals round. Then the top 4 will compete again in the Finals round to determine the next World Cup Tasters Champion.