2018 Sponsors

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Qualified Brewer 
Technivorm Moccamaster

TechnivormEver since 1964 Technivorm Moccamaster stands for the real taste of Coffee! The quality of our hand built coffeemakers is beyond dispute and guaranties a first class beverage in full compliance with the ECBC/SCAA/SCAE requirements. The all important pre-brewing grind should be perfect. Try our ECBC approved grinding systems!

Qualified Cleaning Products
Cafiza® Espresso Machine Cleaning Powder and Puro® Espresso Machine Cleaning Powder

Urnex has manufactured specialty cleaning products for coffee and espresso equipment since 1936. Today, the portfolio of Urnex liquids, powders, tablets, and capsules is distributed in over 70 countries around the world. Urnex is a long-time supporter of coffee competitions and the competitors themselves, as championship quality coffee can only be made using clean equipment.


Ally Coffee
Official Origin Trip Sponsor

We at Ally Coffee are honored to be the origin trip sponsor for the World Cup Tasters Championship. We know that baristas are some of the most important ambassadors for our industry as a whole, and we are delighted to recognize their hard work and dedication by providing this trip to origin!

Top Tier Green Bean Sponsor

Each year our masterful Cuppers search the vast potential of Daterra for unique small lots of coffee, Our Masterpieces. This very “small farm” is a lab, where we test new ways of producing coffee. The lab is rich with new and unusual varietals, processing methods, drying techniques and limitless experiments. They have unique cup profile and score 88+, fully traceable, and are planted and grown with history and can never be replicated.

Daterra means “from the earth” in Portuguese, and it is from there – the earth – that we cultivate with respect to the environment, technology and good people, high quality green coffee beans to be exported and consumed all over the globe.

Top Tier Green Bean Sponsor

In July, O’Coffee held the National Cup Tasters Championship 2018 and is now supporting the World Cup Tasters Championship. We are very honored to support the event and supply the Top Tier Green Bean direct from our farms.

Genuine Origin
Top Tier Green Bean Sponsor

Green coffee direct from origin, sourced from over 20,000 coffee producers worldwide who recieve technical assistance from over 250 Volcafe Way Field Service Officers. We ship coffee with UPS to 48 states in the US. Samples, pricing and info about all of our coffees are available online, and our reps are always available for a call.

Caravela Coffee
Top Tier Green Bean Sponsor

We source high quality coffee from small-holder farmers in eight Latin American countries, providing roasters around the world with the opportunity to buy great tasting coffee and build long-term relationships with quality minded producers whilst making an impact at origin.

Guariroba Coffee
Green Bean Sponsor

Fazenda Guariroba represents Brazilian coffee nationally and internationally, through the recognition obtained with several certificates and awards including the Best Brazilian Natural Coffee at Cup of Excellence 2016. Their coffee has unique characteristics that could only be obtained through the most modern methods of planting and harvest, together with the sustainability.

Bodhi Leaf
Roaster Partner

Importer – Roaster – Coffee Bar. We’re a small company located in Southern California. What we lack in size, we make up for in service. Our mission is to provide large and small roasters with exceptional coffees, economical prices, and excellent customer service.

Clifton Coffee Roasters
Roaster Partner

Clifton Coffee Roasters has been supplying the UK Coffee scene with delicious coffee, technical support and training since 2001. Today we have a team of 26 employees, comprised of Field Engineers, Roasters, Trainers & all round coffee geeks who specialise in coffee solutions. Roasted in Bristol, UK.

Coffee Lab
Roaster Partner

Equipment Sponsor

Claris J1:
The CLARIS water filter system has been designed down to the last detail to cater to the exacting requirements of specialty coffee and foodservice markets. The unique Claris water filter system combines sophisticated filtration technology with smart engineering excellence which, up until now, was only associated with larger and more expensive systems.

Everpure MRS-600HE II:
Everpure® MRS-600HE II™ is a high efficiency RO systems that offers significantly less water waste, saving money on sewer charges. This system can produce up to as much as 600 gallons per day of RO water, with a flow rate of up to 0.7 gpm. It also has a blending feature that allows for water customization so you can adjust the water depending on your application.

Equipment Sponsor

Founded in 1948 Mazzer is today a leading manufacturer of high-end coffee grinders. In the factory based near Venice, in Italy, the entire process of manufacture is carried out with advanced technologies and strict quality controls. Mazzer coffee grinders and grinder-dosers are distributed in over 90 countries worldwide.

Product Sponsor

The Loveramics colour changing cupping bowls brighten up a traditional cupping session. The bowls are not just beautiful but functional, changing colours at specific temperature enables a big crowd to know the sequence and progress of a cupping session.
They are also made of Loveramics’ signature body which is super durable and retain heat well.

Product Sponsor

W.Wright are one of the largest suppliers of cupping equipment in the world. From coffee chain giants to speciality associations, from roasteries to retailers – our cupping spoons and equipment are used on every continent. Our cupping spoons are viewed as essential items within the coffee industry. Our competition standard spoons are also used at prestigious world and regional championships.

VST Inc.

VST Inc.
Product Sponsor

VST LAB Coffee Refractometer – BEST NEW PRODUCT SCAA 2008
VST CoffeeTools™ Coffee Design Software – BEST NEW PRODUCT SCAA 2009
VST Precision Filter – Official Equipment of the World Barista Championship 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016

Product Sponsor

Based in Cheyenne, Wyoming, Brewista is a collaboration of engineers, designers, roasters and brewers with decades of experience. We design, manufacture and distribute the finest brewed beverage products available. Brewista’s products include the industry changing Cold Pro Cold Brew line up, beautiful Artisan Series kettles, the revolutionary Smart Scale and Ratio Scale, Essentials laboratory grade and PLA paper filters, and the award winning NutraMilk that makes frothable dairy-alternative milk on demand. Visit www.mybrewista.com and www.thenutramilk.com for more information.

BSCA & ApexBrasil
Product Sponsor

BSCA is a non-profit association created by Brazilian producers to promote our coffees. BSCA certifies quality and works to improve production through education and research, always emphasizing sustainability. Our mission is to increase recognition of Brazilian specialty coffees for their high quality and diversity, offering consumers a unique experience.

Cafe Imports
Scoreboard Sponsor

Independently owned importer and developer of some of the best green coffees in the word. They are focused on quality and committed to coffee education and sustainable long term partnerships. Café Imports ships across the entire global coffee community and has warehouses in the UK, Australia, and the United States.

Capricornio Coffees
Judges Program Sponsor

Capricornio Coffees is a Brazilian exporter of specialty coffees from 20 estates located around the Tropic of Capricornio. Several microlots, honeys, naturals, fully washed and special preparations – double, dry and wet fermentations, controlled yeast, Ethiopia-style, Kenya-style and Burundi-style fermentations – are exported to more than 20 countries. Learn more: www.capricorniocoffees.com.br

Monte Alegre Coffees
Judges Program Sponsor

The Monte Alegre Farm was already a traditional and well-known coffee producer, in South Minas Gerais region, when the Vieira Family acquired the property in 1917. Monte Alegre Company was founded in 1990 to run the family farms and explore the coffee production, cattle raising, sugar cane and corn crop, among other activities. Over time, the focus of Monte Alegre Company was driven to specialty coffees, from what came Monte Alegre Coffees identity. By the help of management certifications, it produces estate coffees with differentiated characteristics and flavors, with social responsibility and environmental protection in the main producing region of Brazil.

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