In Rimini, the best Baristas compete for the title of Italian Champion to represent Italy in the World.
At SIGEP from 19 to 23 January 2019, all the finals will be staged of the 7 Italian Championship competitions starring leading professionals. On show will be the very best of world production of the precious raw material, together with trade professionals. This will be the ideal setting for the performance of all the competition finals dedicated to coffee, and which can be traced back to the prestigious international circuit of the WCE (World Coffee Events), promoted by the SCA (Speciality Coffee Association).
CIBC - Italian Barista Championship Cafeteriavalid for the WBC (World Barista Championship) The competition consists in preparing, within a maximum time of 15 minutes, 4 espressos, 4 coffee and milk-based beverages, hot and 4 espresso-based customized non-alcoholic drinks, to be served to a panel of expert judges/tasters.
Brewers Cup Italian Championship valid for the WBC (World Brewers Cup) The participants, who will prepare three drinks each to be served to 3 sensory judges, will try to not only obtain a good cup of coffee but also prepare it correctly with a solid value to be measured by the judges using a ‘refractometer’.
CILA - Italian Latte Art Championshipvalid for the WLAC (World Latte Art Championship) In this type of competition, the competitors must show dexterity and artistic spirit. The participants will have to overcome various stages before the six best competitors reach the final.
Italian Ibrik Championshipvalid for the WCIC (World Cezve/Ibrik Championship) The competition highlights the preparation of coffee using the Ibrik, a pot specifically designed to prepare a particular type of coffee widely consumed in parts of Eastern Europe, the Middle East and North Africa.
Italian Cup Tasting Championship valid for the WCTC (World Cup Tasters Championship) In this competition the competitors will demonstrate their ability to distinguish the differences in taste between different cups of Specialty Coffee.
CIGS - Italian Coffee Championship in Good Spirits valid for the WCIGS (World Coffee in Good Spirits Championship) In this type of competition, the competitors have 10 minutes to prepare two Irish coffees and two cocktails, hot or cold, made with hot coffee and spirits.
Italian Coffee Roasting Championshipvalido per WCRC (World Coffee Roasting Championship) The roasting competition, which made its international debut in 2013 in Nice, consists of a packed program lasting three days altogether and based on: classification of green coffee, roasting and tasting of roasted coffee.