Coffee Masters New York may be over for this year, but fear not. It’s returning to its original home – London – next April. And, we’re thrilled to announce the line-up of sponsors: Caravan Coffee Roasters, Faema, Mahlkonig, Brita, Alpro and Acme & Co. For not one, but three whole years Caravan Coffee Roasters will be supporting the
20 baristas; one $5,000 prize and a lot of coffee… We can now reveal the first winner of Coffee Masters NYC. After a long first day of battling between the 20 contenders, as they tackled the cupping and brewing disciplines, we were left with 8 baristas who went head-to-head in the quarter-finals on Saturday.
Ladies and gentlemen – we have our first Coffee Master! We started with 20 of the world’s top baristas, who travelled to London from as far afield as Australia, Indonesia, Germany, Italy… Each of them had a goal – to become the first Coffee Master.
Jordan Michelman – co-founder and senior editor of Sprudge.com, the world’s most popular online coffee publication – gives us his take on Coffee Masters ahead of The London Coffee Festival…
By Simone König, Coffee Masters contender What if you leave out the espresso machine, the grinder and the water kettle in your coffee shop? Could you still call it a coffee shop? My colleagues and I at Good Spirits set up a pop-up café just like that serving delicious coffee without the equipment.