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Rubens Gardelli, representing Italy, is the 2017 World Coffee Roasting Champion!


The 2017 World Coffee Roasting Championship, title-sponsored by Vortecs, has been an intense three days of competition at Hotelex Guangzhou, with Rubens Gardelli, representing Italy, triumphing as the 2017 World Coffee Roasting Champion. They competed against 21 other roasting champions from around the world in a series of stages, including green bean evaluation, sample roasting, production roasting, and blending.

The top finishers of the 2017 World Coffee Roasting Championship are as follows:**

  1. Rubens Gardelli representing Italy
  2. Jack Allisey representing Australia
  3. Benjamin Pozsgai representing Germany

Congratulations again, and a huge thank you to the judges, volunteers, and sponsors who make this event possible!

**Due to a scorekeeping tabulation error the second and third places were previously incorrectly announced as Benjamin Pozsgai representing Germany and Henrik Arvidsson representing Sweden, respectively.

2017 World Coffee Roasting Championship Sponsors

Title Sponsor: Vortecs

Host Partner: Hotelex Guangzhou

Qualified Sponsors: Cafetto, Pentair/Everpure

Equipment Partners: Diedrich, Giesen Coffee Roasters, Stronghold

Green Coffee Sponsors: Haru Coffee, Manlao River, YCE

Product Partners: Brewista, BUNN, Blossom Valley, Cropster, Jascaffe, Lighttells

Event Partners: Pacific Bag, Proaster, Capricornio Coffees

Brew Bar Equipment Partners: Brewista, Clever Dripper, Fellow, Sun Bear

Brew Bar Coffee Sponsors: Café De Sofa, D•Union, Kaffa Forest

The World Barista Championship (WBC) competition format is going through an evolution process, with many exciting new changes debuting in Seoul, including the introduction of variable espresso machine temperature settings, thanks to the support of 2015-2017 Qualified Espresso Machine Sponsor Victoria Arduino. Every competitor performs using the same set of tested, qualified equipment, including grinders from Mahlkönig, cleaning products from Cafetto, and calibrated water from Pentair/Everpure.

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