A team of professional coffee lovers gathered to create the best coffee machines, to breathe the essence of coffee everyday.
MAHLKÖNIG supported competitions, events and workshops since their beginning—as sharing knowledge is key to enhancing the awareness of specialty coffee and the barista scene. Following a dedicated sponsorship since 2009, MAHLKÖNIG provides its top grinders the PEAK, and EK43 for the upcoming seasons of the WBC and WCIGS.
Urnex has manufactured specialty cleaning products for coffee and espresso equipment since 1936. Today, the portfolio of Urnex liquids, powders, tablets, and capsules is distributed in over 70 countries around the world. Urnex is a long-time supporter of coffee competitions and the competitors themselves, as championship quality coffee can only be made using clean equipment.
Water Filtration Sponsor
The CLARIS water filter system has been designed down to the last detail to cater to the exacting requirements of specialty coffee and foodservice markets. The unique Claris water filter system combines sophisticated filtration technology with smart engineering excellence which, up until now, was only associated with larger and more expensive systems.
Everpure MRS-600HE II:
Everpure® MRS-600HE II™ is a high efficiency RO systems that offers significantly less water waste, saving money on sewer charges. This system can produce up to as much as 600 gallons per day of RO water, with a flow rate of up to 0.7 gpm. It also has a blending feature that allows for water customization so you can adjust the water depending on your application.
Official Liquor Sponsor
Gouveia Brasil is a designer label and premiere spirits brand, made to fit a very sophisticated and demanding consumer. The product formulas carry a close sense of harmony, bringing together a strong collection of original Brazilian distilled delicacies which represent the sum of history, transition, and contemporary to those that do not accept anything but the best.
One distillery, eight stills, nine botanicals and three expert distillers produce one bold taste. Since 1863, Beefeater has stood the test of time for those that enjoy the real taste of gin. With big juniper character and strong citrus notes, the most awarded gin is an official partner of WCE.
Chivas Brothers brought to life the world’s first luxury whisky, Chivas 25, and are the pioneers in blending whiskies to find the perfect balance to a smoother spirit. Today, Chivas Regal is a global icon present across 150 countries and is proud to be one of the sponsors of WCE.
BSCA is a non-profit association created by Brazilian producers to promote our coffees. BSCA certifies quality and works to improve production through education and research, always emphasizing sustainability. Our mission is to increase recognition of Brazilian specialty coffees for their high quality and diversity, offering consumers a unique experience.
Reg Barber is a designer and manufacturer of the finest coffee tampers in the world – whether for ordinary home baristas or professional world champions. Every year he likes to give back to all the baristas by designing and building the WLAC Trophies.
Judges Program Sponsor
Capricornio Coffees is a Brazilian exporter of specialty coffees from 20 estates located around the Tropic of Capricornio. Several microlots, honeys, naturals, fully washed and special preparations – double, dry and wet fermentations, controlled yeast, Ethiopia-style, Kenya-style and Burundi-style fermentations – are exported to more than 20 countries. Learn more: www.capricorniocoffees.com.br
Monte Alegre Coffees
Judges Program Sponsor
The Monte Alegre Farm was already a traditional and well-known coffee producer, in South Minas Gerais region, when the Vieira Family acquired the property in 1917. Monte Alegre Company was founded in 1990 to run the family farms and explore the coffee production, cattle raising, sugar cane and corn crop, among other activities. Over time, the focus of Monte Alegre Company was driven to specialty coffees, from what came Monte Alegre Coffees identity. By the help of management certifications, it produces estate coffees with differentiated characteristics and flavors, with social responsibility and environmental protection in the main producing region of Brazil.
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