Athens announced as host city for Europe’s largest coffee trade show

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Athens is set to host the next World of Coffee show, Europe’s largest annual specialty coffee trade show according to an announcement by the Specialty Coffee Association (SCA).

According to the organisers, the event will take place June 24-26, 2021 in partnership with the Athens Metropolitan Expo.

“The volunteers and staff of the SCA who make World of Coffee possible are delighted to return to Greece in 2021. Greece is a country with a thriving specialty coffee community, as exemplified in the work and activities of the volunteers who run the SCA Greece Chapter. We look forward to working with the Athens Metropolitan Expo to execute a world-class event and welcome the global specialty community to Athens,” said SCA CEO Yannis Apostolopoulos.

World of Coffee Athens will feature the 2021 World Barista Championship, World Cezve/Ibrik Championship, and World Cup Tasters Championship where nearly a hundred coffee professionals will compete for the coveted titles. The competitions are organised by World Coffee Events, the competition event management organisation of the SCA.

More information on World of Coffee Athens and the competitions will be available in June 2020 at Registration for World of Coffee 2020, traveling to Poland, June 18-20, opens on January 13.

Here are the World of Coffee host cities over the past 10 years:

  • 2011: Maastricht, The Netherlands
  • 2012: Vienna, Austria
  • 2013: Nice, France
  • 2014: Rimini, Italy
  • 2015: Gothenburg, Sweden
  • 2016: Dublin, Ireland
  • 2017: Budapest, Hungary
  • 2018: Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • 2019: Berlin, Germany
  • 2020: Warsaw, Poland (June 18-20)
  • 2021: Athens, Greece (June 24-26)

About the SCA:

The Specialty Coffee Association (SCA) is a nonprofit, membership-based association built on foundations of openness, inclusivity, and the power of shared knowledge. From coffee farmers to baristas and roasters, our membership spans the globe, encompassing every element of the coffee value chain. SCA acts as a unifying force within the specialty coffee industry and works to make coffee better by raising standards worldwide through a collaborative and progressive approach. Dedicated to building an industry that is fair, sustainable, and nurturing for all, SCA draws on years of insights and inspiration from the specialty coffee community.