From an incredible 42 competitors over two days of preliminary rounds,
Alan Bruce slurped his way into the semi-finals and into the top eight on 7 June in Berlin at the World Cup Tasters Championship. Excitement built as the Head Roaster and Head of Quality Control from Flight Coffee, accurately and quickly assessed the cups. Only four were chosen to go through to the final. By one cup, Alan placed fifth in the world, just missing out on a trophy, but remaining a coffee legend.
Hoony Chae, our Meadow Fresh New Zealand Latte Art Champion placed 22nd in his first shot at the World title. The latte artist from Mojo Coffee in Auckland proved that the experience is more valuable than the goal. A true ambassador for New Zealand coffee, Hoony then helped other teams out behind the scenes to soak up the atmosphere. We are excited to see what Hoony will pour next.