Are you ready to rumble? 20 competitors from around the world have just been announced for the 2017 Coffee Masters tournament at London Coffee Festival, April 6th-9th. Tickets are on sale now and include access to the tournament, plus tasting experiences, workshops, rocking pop-up cafes, heaps of top exhibitors, cocktails a-plenty, art, a daily pop-up restaurant, roasting demos, an “immersive coffee journey” from UCC, La Marzocco’s buzzy True Artisan Cafe, really good food for a coffee festival, and the sights and sounds of swinging London over four glorious, likely drizzly days in April.


But for now, let’s meet the 20 competitors set to do battle at this year’s event, along with the entry videos that earned them each of them their coveted roster spot.

Rie Hanao Sweden Koppi

Jimmy Dimitrov England Clifton Coffee

Rob Clarijs Netherlands De Zeeuwse Branding / Stielman

Vincenzo Bellone Ireland Warren Allen Coffee

Wissem Ben Rahim Germany Ben Rahim Coffee

Franciska Apró Hungary Espresso Embassy

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James Wise England Treves & Hyde

Jaya Chingen England Climpson & Sons

Nikolas Georgiou England Slow Brew Club

Ewelina Kania England Prufrock Coffee

Nick Maybe England Assembly Coffee

Sam Reed England Stir Coffee

James ‘Westy’ West England Union Hand-Roasted Coffee

Ryan Garrick Scotland Avenue Coffee Roasting Co.

Zdenek Hybl Czech Republic Onesip

Diana Johnston Ledezma England Taylor St Baristas

Brittany Gunther England Alchemy Coffee

Phil Groves England Timberyard

Remy Molina Costa Rica Cafe Barakah

Edgaras Juska England Catalyst, Prufrock, Vagabond


Sprudge is a media partner of the Coffee Masters tournament. Much more information via the Coffee Masters and London Coffee Festival official sites.

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