Coffee Masters News

Judges and MCs Announced for Coffee Masters London, 2017

After a hugely successful competition in New York, Coffee Masters is back and ready to take on London. Putting the baristas through their paces and giving you the low-down live at the event this year will be…


The Judges


Anne Lunell 

Anne is a Swedish Barista and Brewers champion and the visionary behind Koppi, an internationally respected and well-loved coffee roaster in the Swedish town of Helsingborg.


Kris Schackman

Kris is co-founder of Berlin based Five Elephant Coffee Roastery & Cake Shop. He works there as CEO and Green Buyer, focusing on ethical and responsible business practices and direct sourcing of high quality coffee.


Mikaela Wallgren

Mikaela has a dual role as Barista and HR-Coordinator at The Coffee Collective in Copenhagen. She’s represented her home country, Finland, in the World Brewer’s Cup on several occasions coming second internationally in 2016.


Sonja Zweidick

Sonja is Founder of Barista Connect, a female network where women from all parts of the industry meet and inspire each other at international events. She’s also a three-time national Barista Champion, Judge, Roaster and Barista.


Tim Sturk

Tim’s Head of Coffee Training and Development for BaxterStorey where he developed and launched the company’s Barista Academy in 2009. He’s since guided over 4,000 budding barista delegates through the Foundation Level Barista course.




Gwilym Davies 

Gwilum Davies

2009 World Barista Champion and founder of East London’s Prufrock Coffee, Gwilym, is famed for making coffee in 36 different countries. He’s now settled in Prague where he owns and runs a Barista Training Centre.


Jordan Michelman 

Jordan co-founded one of the most important coffee news sites in the world,, in 2009. Now a network of over seventy writers around the world, Sprudge covers the latest and greatest in coffee, including our very own Coffee Masters.


Lem Butler

2016 USBC Champion Lem Butler is joining the impressive line-up of MCs for the second time. When not competing on stage — he’s won the Southeast Regional Barista Competition no fewer than five times in seven years — Lem spends his time working for Counter Culture Coffee.

But which world-class baristas will be competing? Let us introduce you to the impressive line-up of contenders here.