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Articles about specialty coffee

Italian Cafe of the Year, BarAwards winners 2022-2015

BarAwards, Italian Cafe of the Year winners

Updated 19 September, 2022

The BarAwards for Cafe of the Year (Bar Caffetteria dell'Anno) is an annual competition to determine the best cafe in Italy. It is organised each year by BarGiornale, a magazine and website for cafe, bar and hospitality professionals that was established in 1979. The current BarAwards Cafe of…

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World Coffee Roasting Championship, Italy results 2022-2013

Italy at World Coffee Roasting Championship

Updated 28 June, 2022

How has Italy performed in the World Coffee Roasting Championships? The most successful Italian at the competition is Rubens Gardelli who won the World Coffee Roasting Championships in 2017, on his fourth attempt, which rocketed him to success on the international specialty coffee scene. Davide…

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Italian Coffee Roasting Championship results 2022-2014

Italian Coffee Roasting Championships 2022

Updated 28 June, 2022

From 2014 to 2022, there have been 7 competitions of the Italian Coffee Roasting Championship (Campionato Italiano Coffee Roasting), the current title holder is Davide Cobelli. Historically, the competition has been dominated by one name, Rubens Gardelli, who has won 4 times and took home first…

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Italian Barista Championship results 2022-2000

Results of Italian Barista Championships (2000 - 2022)

Updated 17 June, 2022

From 2000 to 2022, there have been 22 competitions of the Italian Barista Championship (Campionato Italiano Baristi Caffetteria (CIBC)), the current title holder is Matteo Pavoni. The most wins in the Italian Barista Championship is shared by two baristas, Giacomo Vannelli and Francesco Sanapo,…

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What is specialty coffee?

Specialty coffee green beans in a jute sack

Updated 17 June, 2022

Specialty coffee refers to the highest quality coffee in accordance with scoring standards and coffee grading guidelines, being that green coffee beans score 80 points or more on the 100-point Coffee Review scale, a sample of 350 grams of green beans contains a maximum of 5 bean defects and the…

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