2018 Sponsors


Title Sponsor

HARIO is a Japanese heat-resistant glassware company which was founded in 1921. Innovative glassware and utensil for drinking coffee such as V60 coffee dripper and TCA Syphon give not only special taste, but also time, value and relationship to the customer and barista in the world.

Qualified Filter Grinder

Ditting stands for Swiss precision down to the last detail. Their 804 LAB SWEET provides absolutely accurate and consistent grinding, making it the perfect match for pour overs. After having sponsored several local competitions, Ditting is now committed to sponsor the 804 LAB SWEET for the upcoming seasons of the WBrC.

Qualified Cleaning Products
Cafiza® Espresso Machine Cleaning Powder and Puro® Espresso Machine Cleaning Powder

Urnex has manufactured specialty cleaning products for coffee and espresso equipment since 1936. Today, the portfolio of Urnex liquids, powders, tablets, and capsules is distributed in over 70 countries around the world. Urnex is a long-time supporter of coffee competitions and the competitors themselves, as championship quality coffee can only be made using clean equipment.


Wilbur Curtis
Equipment Partner

For over 70 years the Curtis brand has been synonymous with Innovation. From the development of the 1st disposable coffee pot in 1941 to the first undercounter batch brewer in 2014, (The Seraphim) the Wilbur Curtis company has always had it’s sights set on Making Better Coffee Easier.

Ally Coffee
Official Origin Trip Sponsor

We at Ally Coffee are honored to be the origin trip sponsor for the World Brewers Cup. We know that baristas are some of the most important ambassadors for our industry as a whole, and we are delighted to recognize their hard work and dedication by providing this trip to origin!


Café Taf
Coffee Sponsor

Taf offers specialty coffee and services through a wide network to the largest part of Greece. The company’s goal is the development of long-term business relationships with the customers. The business action of Taf focuses on offering unique high quality coffees included in three product lines – Single Estate, Taloumis Family Limited Reserve and Sustainability coffees. These coffees are purchased directly from coffee farms, adopting the direct relationship model. The offering is combined with unequalled education for a complete customer service. Taf roasts specialty coffees with the expertise aquired through all these years and responds to customer preferences with flexibility.

Product Sponsor

The AeroPress coffee maker is a new type of press that brews one to four cups of rich coffee without bitterness in one minute. The AeroPress has become a favorite of serious coffee aficionados because it enables one to control the brewing process variables and thereby tailor the brew for a particular roasted coffee and one’s personal taste.

Product Sponsor

In Germany in 1908, Mrs. Melitta Benz invented the paper filter.  In Italy in 1933, Mr. Caliman invented the first French press. Today, we have invented the Clever Dripper and HandyBrew Tea Maker. The secret is our patented Shut-Off System. Our product follows the Direct Immersion Method of Brewing extracting the best part of tea and coffee.


Product Sponsor

KALITA has over fifty year history to popularize coffee culture in Japan through highly sophisticated coffee related equipment. We further devote to lineup products in order to draw out specialty of coffee so that all consumers can enjoy its real taste of coffee in the coming fifty years.

VST Inc.

VST Inc.
Product Sponsor

VST LAB Coffee Refractometer – BEST NEW PRODUCT SCAA 2008
VST CoffeeTools™ Coffee Design Software – BEST NEW PRODUCT SCAA 2009
VST Precision Filter – Official Equipment of the World Barista Championship 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016