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.
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
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
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!
All photos courtesy of the Specialty Coffee Association