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 10th - 12th Decmeber 2018 at SIAL Middle East in Abu Dhabi, bringing together the region's most passionate and talented baristas.



National Cezve/Ibrik Championship

One of the oldest forms of coffee preparation that have existed throughout history in the Middle East, the Cezve/Ibrik employs traditional heated sand or a modern burner to heat a small pot with a distinct elongated handle to brew coffee. The UAE National Cezve/Ibrik Championship competition highlights the skills and talents of the barista to showcase this traditional coffee preparation technique to produce an amazing cup of specialty coffee.



National Brewers Cup Championship

The UAE National Brewers Cup Championship competition showcases coffee preparation in its purist form as baristas demonstrate their high level of skill through filter coffee brewing, done entirely by hand.  In this exciting competition the competitors are tasked with preparing and serving three individual coffee beverages for a panel of judges.




National Cup Tasters Championship 

An expert at tasting and distinguishing levels of quality and flavour differences in specialty coffee is called a cupper. By far the most exciting of all coffee competitions, the UAE National Cup Tasters Championship judges’ cuppers on their ability to exhibit accuracy and speed when drawing on their superior palate, sense of smell, attention to detail, and experience in choosing the cup of coffee that has an almost imperceptible difference in taste, out of three cups of almost identical coffees. 



Baristas and coffee professionals are welcome to register to compete in one or all three competitions.
For more information on the registration process, competition rules and regulations, email [email protected]

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