The 2017 World Coffee Roasting Championship, title-sponsored by Vortecs, has been an intense three days of competition at Hotelex Guangzhou, with Rubens Gardelli, representing Italy, triumphing as the 2017 World Coffee Roasting Champion. They competed against 21 other roasting champions from around the world in a series of stages, including green bean evaluation, sample roasting, production roasting, and blending.

The top finishers of the 2017 World Coffee Roasting Championship are as follows:**

  1. Rubens Gardelli representing Italy
  2. Jack Allisey representing Australia
  3. Benjamin Pozsgai representing Germany

Congratulations again, and a huge thank you to the judges, volunteers, and sponsors who make this event possible!

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**Due to a scorekeeping tabulation error the second and third places were previously incorrectly announced as Benjamin Pozsgai representing Germany and Henrik Arvidsson representing Sweden, respectively.

2017 World Coffee Roasting Championship Sponsors

Title Sponsor: Vortecs

Host Partner: Hotelex Guangzhou

Qualified Sponsors: CafettoPentair/Everpure

Equipment Partners: DiedrichGiesen Coffee RoastersStronghold

Green Coffee Sponsors: Haru CoffeeManlao RiverYCE

Product Partners: BrewistaBUNNBlossom ValleyCropsterJascaffeLighttells

Event Partners: Pacific BagProasterCapricornio Coffees

Brew Bar Equipment Partners: BrewistaClever DripperFellowSun Bear

Brew Bar Coffee Sponsors: Café De SofaD•UnionKaffa Forest