2019 edition of the UAE National Coffee Championships to take place at Gulfood

The winners with represent the UAE at the international championships in June 2019
Gulfood, UAE National Coffee Championships, Coffee
Alex Jeffries

The Specialty Coffee Association (SCA), UAE Chapter has revealed details of the UAE Cezve/Ibrik Championship and the UAE Cup Tasters Championship - both of which are taking place during Gulfood at Dubai World Trade Centre from February 17-21, 2019.

The two official competitions, certified by World Coffee Events (WCE) and sanctioned by the Specialty Coffee Association (SCA) will bring together the region’s baristas for the first time in 2019. The winners of the competitions will travel to Berlin to compete at the World Championships in June this year.


The UAE National Cezve/Ibrik Championship competition highlights the skills and talents of the barista to showcase the traditional coffee preparation technique to produce an amazing cup of specialty coffee. 

The UAE National Cup Tasters Championship judges’ cuppers on their ability to exhibit accuracy and speed when drawing on their palate, sense of smell, attention to detail, and experience in choosing the cup of coffee that has an almost imperceptible difference in taste, out of three cups of almost identical coffees.

Both of the UAE champions will represent the UAE and the World championships - both are taking place at the 2019 World of Coffee event in Berlin, Germany, from June 8 to 10. Return flight tickets and hotel accommodation will be provided for both winners by the SCA-UAE Chapter.

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