As World of Coffee to Dublin comes to an end, the organisers Speciality Coffee Association of Europe (SCAE) have reported that more than 6,500 people met with more than 1,500 exhibitors at 250 stands over the three-day event RDS Simmonscourt venue.
The event sponsored by BWT water+more, combined an interactive exhibition, educational seminars, talks and cuppings and the first ever Sustainability Forum and the second year of Re:co the Speciality Coffee Symposium.
Awards presented at the event included:
•World Brewers Cup Champion -Tetsu Kasuya of Japan
•Young Entrepreneur Award: Henry Wilson, Perfect Daily Grind
•Passionate Educator Award: Chiara Bergonzi, independent trainer
•Innovation Award: Pete Southern, Creator of the PUSH Tamper
•Working Towards Sustainability: Benjamin Weiner, Gold Mountain Coffee Growers
•The Ambassador's Award - Tony Overbeak, Urnex
•Lifetime Achievement Award: Edy Bieker @ Sandalj, head of the quality and training departments
Paul Stack, operations director with Marco Beverage Systems and president of SCAE commented on the event: "There is a vibrancy and energy in the speciality coffee market and that is evident at what has been a hugely successful World of Coffee event. The market is growing exponentially and will continue to do so and on Pride Weekend in Dublin we are certainly very proud to have brought this event to this great city.'
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