The specialty coffee industry is a key part of the region’s rapidly expanding food and beverage industry and to strengthen the incredible growth of the specialty coffee scene in the Middle East, three official competitions, certified by World Coffee Events (WCE) and sanctioned by the Specialty Coffee Association will take place at SIAL Middle East.
The UAE National Coffee Championships will take place from 7th – 9th December 2021 at SIAL Middle East in Abu Dhabi, bringing together the region’s most passionate and talented baristas.
The National Brewers Cup Championship
The National Brewers Cup Championship highlights the craft of filter coffee brewing by hand, promoting manual coffee brewing and service excellence.
In this Championship, competitors prepare and serve three individual beverages for a panel of judges. The Championship consists of two rounds: a first round and a finals round. During the first round competitors complete two coffee services – a compulsory service and an open service. For the compulsory service, competitors prepare three beverages utilizing whole bean coffee provided to them by the competition. For the open service, competitors may utilize any whole bean coffee of their choosing and must also accompany their beverage preparation with a presentation.
This competition’s rules and regulations will be based on World Coffee Events Criteria for Judging.
Baristas and coffee professionals are welcome to register to compete in one or all competitions.
For more information on the registration process, competition rules and regulations, email [email protected].