2015 SCAA Event Coverage

Exhibit HallWe are proud to announce our first major specialty coffee event, the SCAA Event, will be covered by BrewLiving contributor, Ryan Pope -- whose specialty coffee experience includes eight years as owner of the Bourgeois Pig, a specialty coffee shop, wine bar and pub in Lawrence, Kansas that has been ranked one of the best in the country; nearly two years as a barista and bar man in Paris; and the owner and roaster of a boutique roasterie called Repetition, opening later this year.

This week we are fortunate to send him to the SCAA Event as a credentialed journalist for BrewLiving.

Check back soon for live updates from the show floor, photos and video clips of all the things that caught Ryan's eye, which we will also make available on our YouTube channel.

UPDATE (04/10/15): The SCAA Event is underway, and Ryan is posting updates! Registered users can go to his profile and see what he's posting.

UPDATE (04/12/15): The 2015 Best New Products and 2015 World Barista Champion have been announced! (See Below)

 

 

 

Espro Travel Press wins Best Product for Coffee/Tea Preparation & Serving (Consumer)SCAA 2015 BEST NEW PRODUCT AWARD RESULTS

Specialty Beverage
Torani – Ginger Lemongrass Syrup – Booth #12043

Coffee or Tea Preparation & Serving (Commercial)
Poursteady – Poursteady 1.0 – Booth #1005

Coffee or Tea Preparation & Serving – Consumer (Electrical)
La Marzocco – La Marzocco Linea Mini – Skybridge Cafe

Coffee or Tea Preparation & Serving- Consumer (Non-Electrical)
ESPRO – ESPRO Travel Press for Coffee – Booth  #4035

Food
Theo – Peanut Butter Cups – Booth #17010

Coffee Accessories
OXO – OXO Good Grips Travel Mugs – Booth #1013

Specialty Prepared Tea or Chai Beverage or Beverage Mix (NEW CATEGORY!)
David Rio – Tea Frost Premium Tea Frappe – Booth #4025

Packaging
Torani – Torani Purée Blends – Booth #12043

Open Class
Tastify – Sustianabible Harves Coffee Importers – Booth #10030

Sustainable
Mother Parkers – EcoCupTM Capsules – Booth #21009

 

SCAA 2015 PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARD RESULTS

Specialty Beverage
Torani – Torani Spicy Kola Nut Syrup – Booth #12043

Coffee or Tea Preparation & Serving (Commercial)
Slayer – Single Group Espresso Machine – Booth #9016

Coffee or Tea Preparation & Serving (Consumer)
La Marzocco – La Marzocco Linea Mini - Skypebridge

Food
Theo – Peanut Butter Cups – Booth #17010

Coffee Accessories
BevLab – Espresso Tamper by Bevl Lab – Booth #16040

Specialty Prepared Tea or Chai Beverage or Beverage Mix (NEW CATEGORY!)
David Rio – Tea Frost Premium Tea Frappe – Booth #4025

Packaging
Torani – Puree Blends by Torani – Booth #12043

Open Class
Mountain Thunder – Kona Bliss/Kona Dream Coffee Scrubs – Booth #1035

Sustainable
Mother Parkers – EcoCupTM Capsules – Booth #21009

More details about the Best New Product and other SCAA award rules and guidelines can be found at scaaevent.org/awards

 

SCAA 2015 World Barista ChampionSCAA 2015 WORLD BARISTA CHAMPION

The 2015 World Barista Champion is Sasa Sestic of Ona Coffee, Australia.

A total of 49 National Barista Champions competed in the 16th World Barista Championship. 

The Championship took place over four days in Seattle as part of the Speciality Coffee Association of America’s annual coffee event, the SCAA Event. Over 12,000 coffee fans from around the globe attended the event, and over 55,0000 viewers streamed the competitions live online.

World Barista Championship

Champion: Sasa Sestic, Ona Coffee, Australia

2nd: Charles Babinski, Go Get ‘Em Tiger, United States of America

3rd: Ben Put, Monogram Coffee, Canada

4th: Chan Kwun Ho, The Cupping Room, Hong Kong

5th: Maxwell Colonna-Dashwood, Colonna & Smalls, United Kingdom

6th: Charlotte Malaval, Independent, France

To see the complete awards ceremony or to view competitor presentations at each of the World Championships, please visit http://new.livestream.com/worldcoffee.

For more information visit: www.worldbaristachampionship.org or join in the conversation on Twitter @WCoffeeEvents using the hashtag #WBC2015.

A WCE photo library can be found here: http://worldcoffeeevents.photoshelter.com/gallery-list.