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Speciality Coffee Association of Europe presents WCE Judges Certification Workshops (JCW)

SCAE are pleased to announce the first two dates for WCE Judges’ Certification Workshops in the New Year. The first workshops, which were previously run and overseen by SCAE partner company World Coffee Events, will run in Dublin, Ireland on the 5/6th February 2014 and in Ancona, Italy over the 13th/14th March 2014. For more details please visit http://www.scae.com/

The workshops, being hosted by Bewley’s Coffee (Ireland), and Nuova Simonelli (Italy), consists of the qualification tests for those interested in becoming eligible to judge in World-Level coffee competitions produced by World Coffee Events (WCE). Attendees may qualify to judge in the World Barista Championship (WBC), World Brewers Cup (WBrC), World Latte Art Championship (WLAC), World Coffee In Good Spirits (WCIGS) by passing a series of knowledge and skills tests designed to assess specific competencies. Candidates who pass all tests for one or more competitions are awarded Judge Certification credentials for a period of two WCE Competition cycles.

Education Committee Chair Paul Stack said the following about the new changes into judges’ certification; “As chair of the SCAE Education Committee, it gives me great pleasure to oversee SCAE’s inaugural hosting of the WCE Judges’ Certification Programme (JCW) in Dublin on February 5th and 6th. The JCW will become an important part of our annual education calendar as we continue to work closely with WCE to ensure their judges meet the exacting standards of organising committees and competitors alike.”

Managing Director of World Coffee Events Cindy Ludviksen comments; “WCE is pleased to work with the SCAA and SCAE to deliver the world judges certification programme to more locations around the world. National judges now have more opportunities to become world certified judges through our partnership with the SCAA and SCAE to host the certification workshops. We continue to see increased interest in becoming a judge at the world level. This program helps to support the demand as well as build our pool of qualified judges for the world championships”

To attend a WCE Judge Certification Workshop, participants must meet the following prerequisites: Two (2) years of judging experience at a national-level competition for Latte Art, Coffee in Good Spirits, Brewers Cup, or Barista Championships. They must also agree to abide by the WCE Judges Code of Conduct http://worldcoffeeevents.org/pdf/2012%20Judges%20Code%20of%20Conduct.pdf The WCE Judge Certification Workshop is facilitated by a team of highly qualified and vetted WCE Representatives

Pricing per competition test:

— SCAE Members €300

— SCAA Member: €300

— Non member: €400

Those who sign up for more than one test, you are eligible for a €100 discount per competition test. For questions about workshop content, to inquire whether you meet the eligibility requirements or to register, please contact Sonja Björk Grant at SCAE at sonja@scae.com

MEMBERS SAVE ON REGISTRATION FEE

Interested in joining SCAE? Members save €100 on JCW fees! (Not eligible for the Coffee Lovers Category) Contact our membership team at jayne@scae-mail.com to help you pick the best membership option for you.

Information for members

Individual members and employees of companies who are SCAE or SCAA members are eligible for member’s discount. Cite your membership number or your company’s membership number, when booking to availability of the discounted rate.

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