2014 World Coffee in Good Spirits Champion, Matt Perger, Australia

2014 World Coffee in Good Spirits Champion, Matt Perger, Australia

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.

2014 World Coffee in Good Spirits Championship Results

Champion: Matthew Perger, Australia
2nd: Martin Hudák, Slovakia
3rd: George Koustoumpardis, Greece
4th: Madeleine Solheim Johnsen, Norway
5th: Young Jin Kim, South Korea
6th: Francesco Corona, Italy

The World Coffee in Good Spirits Champion was also awarded a trip to the World of Coffee in Rimini, Italy, and trip to Sumatra for DC Campus by Dalla Corte. They won a Breville “The Boss” Blender, liqueur from Grand Marnier, Mahlkoenig Vario Grinder and a trip to China courtesy of Jas Bleu Coffee Expert.

View the WCE Press Release

View the complete 2014 WCIGS Rankings