Brazil's Dionatan Almeida Crowned Tasting Champion

Brazil's Dionatan Almeida Crowned Tasting Champion

At the Specialty Coffee Expo in Chicago, Dionatan Almeida of Brazil won the 2024 World Cup Tasters Championship, flawlessly identifying all eight coffee cups in a swift 2:19 minutes. German contestant Aurore Ceretta was close behind, earning second place with an identical score but a slightly longer time of 2:29 minutes. The event showcased top-notch coffee tasting skills and also crowned Austria's Martin Wölfl as the World Brewers Cup Champion. Wölfl impressed judges with his innovative brewing routine using a geisha coffee from Panama and various specialty brewing tools, highlighting the flavour notes of honeydew, rosehip, cherry, and pineapple in his presentation.

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