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17 Advance To Quarter Finals At The World Cup Tast...

17 Advance To Quarter Finals At The World Cup Tasters Championship

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From a field of 37 professional tasters, a baker’s 16 of competitors have advanced to quarter finals at the 2014 World Cup Tasters Championship, a competition that tests coffee palate skills according to speed and accuracy. Tomorrow we’ll see a field of 17 — a rare tie for 16th place means one additional person has advanced to the second round. Let’s meet a few of them:

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This is Amanda Juris, the United States champion based in Seattle, Washington and representing Starbucks.

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Jose Joquin Ordonez Imbachez, champion of Colombia, representing the Federacion de Cafeteros.

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Here’s Patrik Nilsson, representing Sweden as an independent.

Below is a full list of World Cup Tasters quarter finalists, as well as their scores and time placements.

1. Edmilson Batista Genero, Brazil — 8/8 correct — 3:06

2. Amanda Juris, United States — 8/8 correct –3:14

3. Mathias Buhler, Switzerland –8/8 correct — 5:15

4. Jose Joquin Ordonez Imbachez, Colombia –8/8 correct — 5:54

5. Patrik Nilsson, Sweden — 8/8 correct — 7:04

6. Jurgen Piechaczek, Germany — 8/8 correct — 7:06

7. Panu Keinkainen, Finland — 8/8 correct — 7:34

8. Daeyong Kim, Korea — 7/8 correct — 4:35

9. Sebastian Maurer, France — 7/8 correct — 4:50

10. Vito Adi Tjandrasurja, Indonesia — 7/8 correct — 4:57

11. Yoeri Joosten, Netherlands — 7/8 correct — 5:54

12. Wu Lingbo, China — 7/8 correct — 6:10

13. Byoung-Woo Kang, Australia — 7/8 correct — 6:16

14. Pand-Yu Liu, Taiwan — 7/8 correct — 6:20

15. Peter Cserko, Hungary — 7/8 correct — 7:11

16. Risa Sasaki, Japan — 7/8 correct — 7:33 *tie

16 Mikolaj Panasik, Poland — 7/8 correct — 7:33 *tie

A link to tomorrow’s running order, as well as the ability to watch the competition from anywhere in the world, is available via World Coffee Events on Livestream. We’ll leave our first look at the 2014 World Cup Tasters Championship with some behind the scenes photos of the gargantuan logistical challenge involved in putting on this competition, from Sprudge.com Melbourne staff writer Eileen P. Kenny, whose photos anchor our MICE 2014 coverage.

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Read more Cup Tasters coverage on Sprudge.


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