World Of Coffee Budapest: Day Two Recap

All the action from Day Two at the 2017 World Coffee Championship in Budapest, Hungary.

Day Two has come and gone at the World Coffee Championships here in Budapest, Hungary, and we now know the finalists for the Brewers Cup, Latte Art, Cup Tasters, and Coffee in Good Spirits, all of whom will be giving it one last go tomorrow in hopes of being crown world champion in their respective discipline.

The Sprudge team has been bouncing around the four corners of the HungExpo building at breakneck speeds to bring you the sights and sounds from every competition stage. Covering these sort of multi-event coffee competition isn’t a sprint, it’s a marathon… that you run at a sprint, and we couldn’t be happier to be here to keep you up to date.

Day Two has seen more than its fair share of thrills and spills. We saw the first on-site appearance of the always-flashy Coffee in Good Spirits competition, the only coffee event that we are aware of to feature a saber on stage, though unfortunately there has been no weaponry yet in 2017. We’ve watched as the Cup Tasters was whittled from 16 down to eight and then finally to the final four. We witnessed Odd-Steinar Tøllefsen vie for his second World Brewers Cup title (and third finals appearance). If we gathered the entirety of the Sprudge staff in Budapest to cover the event, we couldn’t count on all attendant fingers and toes the number of truly memorable moments that transpired here on Day Two.

But we’re going to try nonetheless. Here is a glimpse at some of our favorite moments from Day Two of competition at the 2017 World of Coffee Championships and a list of finalists going on to compete tomorrow.

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Brewers Cup

Camila Franco of Lucca Specialty Coffees in Brazil pouring and explaining, explaining and pouring.
The complementary brewer and serving ware set for Wai Kin Mok from Accro Coffee in Hong Kong was on point.
Shaun Liew of Yellow Brick Road in Malaysia connecting with the judges.
China’s Siying Li of HMP Craft serves coffee to the judges.
The brew from Constantin Hoppenz of Bonanza Coffee in Germany was good to the last drop.

Here are the finalists for the 2017 World Brewers Cup


Constantin Hoppenz, Bonanza Coffee, Germany

Sam Corra, Ona Coffee, Australia

Petra Strelecka, Industra Coffee, Czech Republic

Chad Wang, Jascaffe China, Taiwan

Stathis Koremtas, Taf Coffee, Greece

Michael Manhart, Austria

Coffee In Good Spirits

Dramatic serving ware from Natalia Obruch of Coffee Owl Roasters in Russia.
Natasha Shariff of Bettr Barista Coffee Academy in Singapore applies the finishing touches to her drink.
A judge enjoys the gorgeous signature beverage from DaeGeun Kim of Vault Coffee in South Korea.
A smize from Alexandru Ionita of Origo in Romania.
Sin Jay Kao of Just Go Coffee in Taiwan mixes a drink.

Here are the finalists for the 2017 Coffee in Good Spirits Championship


Natasha Shariff, Bettr Barista Coffee Academy, Singapore

Yukari Suzuki, Umlimited Inc., Japan

Martin Hudák, American Bar at the Savoy Hotel, Slovakia

Natalia Obruch, Coffee Owl Roasters, Russia

Manos Mamakis, The Underdog, Greece

Mateusz Szuchnik, El Koktel/Kofi Brand, Poland

Latte Art

The only competitor from Iran in any event, Mansour Zandynahad of Lalehhotel concentrates on his pour.
A perennial World Barista Championship competitor, Agnieszka Rojewska of Rojes in Poland is also an accomplished latte art competitor.
Tse Kwun Kit of Accro Coffee in Hong Kong feeling good after the end of his routine.
New Zealand’s Leo Li of Atomic Coffee Roasters knows to keep the label out.
A look of immense concentration from Jervis Tan of Kinsmen Coffee in Singapore.

Here are the finalists for the 2017 World Latte Art Championship


Tse Kwun Kit, Accro Coffee, Hong Kong

Arnon Thitiprasert, Ristr8o, Thailand

Matteo Beluffi, Italy

Jervis Tan, Kinsmen Coffee, Singapore

Michalis Karagiannis, Manor House, Greece

Agnieszka Rojewska, Rojes, Poland

Cup Tasters

Satsuki Amano of Mamezo Coffee in Japan ponders on the coffees.
Markus Vestergaard of da Matteo Kafferosteri spies a red star.
A moment of decision for Jaehyeon Son of Snug Roastery in South Korea.
Alas, there was no red star for Edimilson Generoso of Alicerce Specialty Coffee in Brazil.
That moment Freda Yuan of Caravan Coffee Roasters in the United Kingdom went a perfect eight for eight.

Here are you 2017 World Cup Tasters finalists

Lok Chan, Craft Coffee Roaster, Hong Kong

Freda Yuan, Caravan Coffee Roasters, United Kingdom

Satsuki Amano, Mamezo Coffee, Japan

Hsuan Chuang, Bu Cafe, Taiwan

Sprudge Media Network’s coverage of the 2017 World Coffee Championships at World of Coffee Budapest is made possible by support from Acaia, Aerobie, Baratza, Cafe Imports, Pacific Foods, and Swiss Water Decaf. All of our 2017 competition coverage worldwide is underwritten with support from Urnex Brands and Nuova Simonelli