2017 World Coffee in Good Spirits Champion:
Martin Hudak representing Slovakia

Photo by Jordan Sanchez for World Coffee Events

The World Coffee in Good Spirits Championship promotes innovative beverage recipes that showcase coffee and spirits in a competition format.

This competition highlights the barista/barkeeper’s mixology skills in a setting where coffee and alcohol go perfectly together. From the traditional Irish Coffee (with whiskey and coffee), to unique cocktail combinations.

During the preliminary round, competitors produce four drinks – two identical hot/warm coffee and alcohol-based designer drinks, and two identical cold coffee and alcohol-based designer drinks. The six competitors with the highest preliminary round scores will compete in the final round. The final round requires competitors to produce two Irish Coffees and two coffee-and-alcohol-based designer drinks. The highest scoring final round competitor will be named the World Coffee in Good Spirits Champion.

World Coffee in Good Spirits Championship 2017 Results

Champion: Martin Hudak of Slovakia
2nd: Manos Mamakis of Greece
3rd: Mateusz Szuchnik of Poland
4th: Natasha Shariff of Singapore
5th: Natalia Obruch of Russia
6th: Yukari Suzuki of Japan