LONDON COFFEE FESTIVAL 2022
After 4 days of intense competition, Rastislav Kasar has been named this year’s Coffee Masters Champion at The London Coffee Festival 2022!
Over 24,000 visitors descended to The Truman Brewery for 4 days of caffeine-fuelled fun, where they cheered Rastislav and the other incredible baristas on in a series of head-to-head challenges across the four day competition.
In total, 16 baristas from around the world took to the stage where they were tasked with showcasing their skills, creativity and knowledge. Rastislav dazzled judges over the eight key disciplines, which included; The Cupping, The Brewing, The Latte Art, The Order, The Signature Drink, The Espresso Blend, The Origin and The Mystery Round.
Rastislav has competed in the Coffee Masters two times, making it to the final last year when Agnese Sokolovska Rojewska pipped him to the post. This year he wowed judges across all eight disciplines, including his signature drink. What’s more, this year the competition was closer than ever, with the UK’s Marcello from 3Temp placing second.
The judging panel was made up of top industry experts. It was headed up by Tim Sturk from Cherry Coffee Training.
This years theme was: New Beginnings
Although the quality was high across the board, the final 16 were ultimately chosen for their creativity, knowledge and swish execution – qualities that will be tested throughout the competition.
Catch up on the contenders and their Signature Drink…