Coffee competition fans, rejoice: a massive field of 24 competitors has just been announced for the 2018 Coffee Masters Tournament at London Coffee Festival! This is a tournament anyone can win, with past winners like Yuko Inoue, James Wise, and Erika Vonie taking home global honors and a generous cash prize at previous events. This next round of competition happens April 12th-15th at London Coffee Festival, the world’s premiere coffee festival, with annual attendance regularly topping 30,000 industry professionals and consumers. Tickets are on sale now and include access to the tournament, plus tasting experiences, workshops, rocking pop-up cafes, heaps of top exhibitors, a great many cocktails (thanks to London’s amenable public liquor laws), original art, coffee and food pairings, La Marzocco’s hugely popular True Artisan Cafe, and much, much more across two floors of the Old Truman Brewery in the heart of Shoreditch, East London.

Sprudge is thrilled to be back as an official media partner of the festival and tournament for a fourth consecutive season, with an eye towards another run of the Masters in New York City this fall and the launch of the first-ever Los Angeles Coffee Festival November 9th-11th in Los Angeles. But for now, lets meet the 24 global 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.

Sprudge Media Network’s coverage of the 2018 London Coffee Festival and Coffee Masters Tournament is supported by Cafe Imports and Acaia. Interested in sponsoring our coverage? Get in touch.

Janis Podins, The Coffee Collective, Denmark

Phil Groves, Timberyard, United Kingdom

Shinsaku Fukayama, Independent, Japan

Kristóf Mayer, Department Of Coffee And Social Affairs, Hungary

Rob Clarijs, Dasawe Coffee Roasters x Beanspire Coffee, The Netherlands

Jimmy Dimitrov, Clifton Coffee, United Kingdom

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Max White, Small Batch Coffee Roasters, United Kingdom

Paulina Vladimirova, Coffee Mania, Russia

Agnieszka Rojewska, TBC, Poland

Wissem Ben Rahim, Ben Rahim, Germany

Eliasz Minkiewicz, Harrods, United Kingdom

Dagne Vaskopa, Rocket Bean Roastery, Latvia

Daniel Horbat, Network Cafe, Romania

Cole Torode, Rosso Coffee Roasters, Canada

Jennifer Hall, Black & White Coffee Roasters, USA

Kasey Headley, Trinity Street Coffee Bar, USA

Jaya Chingen, LP Cafe, United Kingdom

Natanaél Stürenberg, Five Elephant, Germany

Claire Wallace, Brew Lab Coffee, Scotland

Petra Strelecka, Industra Coffee, Czech Republic

Sam Reed, Stir Coffee, United Kingdom

Matteo Colaci, The Bookshelf Coffee House, Italy

Wojciech Tysler, Bewley’s, Ireland

Tomas Misar, Hagen Espresso Bar, Czech Republic

Join us in London for the 2018 Coffee Masters Tournament at London Coffee Festival!

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