HOST Milan has come to a close and with it so too has this leg of the 2021 World Coffee Championships. Three new champions were crowned over the past four days—one each in the World Barista Championship, World Brewers Cup, and World Cup Tasters—in what has undeniably been exciting coffee action.

There’s still much to unpack about all that transpired over the weekend, but that’s for later. Right now is for celebrating all the hard word put forth by the 16 Finalists from today’s competitions. So without further ado, here are the winners of the 2021 World Coffee Championships in Milan, Italy.


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World Barista Championship

Winner: Diego Campos, Colombia

Runner-Up: Andrea Allen, United States

3rd: Hugh Kelly, Australia
4th: Emi Fukahori, Switzerland
5th: Martin Shabaya, Kenya
6th: Wojciech Tysler, Ireland

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World Brewers Cup

Winner: Matt Winton, Switzerland

Runner-Up: Daiki Hatakeyama, Japan

3rd: Elika Liftee, United States
4th: Carlos Escobar, Australia
5th: Ply Pasarj, Canada
6th: Tomas Taussig, Czech Republic

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World Cup Tasters

Winner: Kyoungha (Charlie) Chu, Australia

Runner-Up: Dénes Rajmond, Germany

3rd: Sang Min Ju, South Korea
4th: José María Gómez More, Costa Rica

Congratulations again to all the winners and Finalists!

Zac Cadwalader is the managing editor at Sprudge Media Network and a staff writer based in Dallas. Read more Zac Cadwalader on Sprudge.

All photos courtesy of the Specialty Coffee Association

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