It’s nearly here. Can you feel it? Competition season is stirring, and with it more details are emerging for the year’s major events. Today brings with it an exciting announcement from the Coffee Masters tournament at London Coffee Festival, a grand reveal of precisely whom will be competing in this year’s event happening April 7th-10th in Shoreditch, London. Tickets are on sale now and moving fast, including VIP tickets for a special service from the coffee & food wizards at Scandinavian Embassy, our 2015 Sprudgie Award winner for Best New Cafe.

Coffee Masters this year amounts to a murderers’ row of international entrants—a truly global, no, mega-global cadre of competitive coffee talent to rival any field of any coffee tournament in the world. To fit the field, the Coffee Masters stage is all new and improved, as you can see in the sneak peek images below courtesy of Allegra Events—check out that tiered stadium seating and sleek modern competition floor.

Screen Shot 2016-01-20 at 10.43.56 AMScreen Shot 2016-01-20 at 10.42.05 AM

Let’s meet the competitors at this year’s event, and even better, gaze upon the entry videos that earned them a roster spot and the chance to compete for both treasure and glory.

Patrik Rolf Karlsson, Sweden, representing Five Elephant Coffee

Nick Mabey, New Zealand, representing Assembly Coffee [UK]

Sonali Tailor, United Kingdom, Has Bean

Edgaras Juska, United Kingdom, representing Prufrock Coffee / Vagabond Coffee Roasters

Simone Koenig, Germany, representing Good Spirits

advert but first coffee cookbook now available


James Wise, United Kingdom, representing China Plate Espresso

Ben Morrow, Australia, representing St. Ali Family

Esther Maasdam, The Netherlands, independent

Cosmin Mihailov, Romania, representing Bloom Specialty Coffee

Manuel Borsato, Italy, representing Climpson & Sons

Yuko Inoue, Japan, representing Timberyard

Matuesz Gaca, Poland, representing Brisman Kawowy Bar

June Thornton, United States of America, representing Doc.U.Ment Coffee Bar

Tim Tate, United States of America, representing Southside Coffee

Kristian Aleksiev, Belgium, representing Viva Sara

William Pitts, United Kingdom, representing Origin Coffee


Sprudge is a proud media partner of the Coffee Masters tournament, and will be bringing you coverage at the event live from London. Event sponsors include Caravan Coffee Roasters, Acme & Co., Faema, Brita, Alpro, Bonavita, and Mahlkonig.

Much more information via the Coffee Masters and London Coffee Festival official sites.

New Rules of Coffee banner advertising an illustrated guide to the essential rules for enjoying coffee