2016 World Brewers Cup Finalists. Photo by Dennis Hicks for World Coffee Events.


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2016 World Brewer’s Cup Champion Tetsu Kasuya of Japan. Photo by Dennis Hicks for World Coffee Events.

The World Brewers Cup competition highlights the craft of filter coffee brewing by hand, promoting manual coffee brewing and service excellence.

In this Championship, competitors prepare and serve three individual beverages for a panel of judges. The Championship consists of two rounds: a first round and a finals round. During the first round competitors complete two coffee services – a compulsory service and an open service. For the compulsory service, competitors prepare three beverages utilizing whole bean coffee provided to them by the competition. For the open service, competitors may utilize any whole bean coffee of their choosing and must also accompany their beverage preparation with a presentation. The six competitors with the highest score from the first round will go on to compete in the finals round consisting exclusively of an open service. One competitor from the final round will be named the World Brewers Cup Champion.

World Brewers Cup 2016 Results

Champion: Tetsu Kasuya, Japan
2nd: Mikaela Wallgren, Finland
3rd: Chad Wang, Taiwan
4th: Benny Wong, Hong Kong
5th: Todd Goldsworthy, USA
6th: Odd-Steinar Tøllefsen, Norway

2016 WBRC Full Rankings