2017 Sponsors 2017-10-21T04:10:03+00:00

2017 Sponsors



Ediya Coffee
Title Sponsor

Ediya Coffee has established itself as a leading coffee franchise brand in Korea since it first opened its coffee shop at Chungang University in Seoul in 2001. Ediya Coffee has committed itself to providing customers with high quality coffee at a reasonable price for the last 15 years, finally introducing the 1,500th coffee shop during the year of 2015.





Victoria Arduino (Nuova Simonelli)
Qualified Espresso Machine
The Victoria Arduino “Black Eagle”

image001 (1)In Victoria Arduino we are keen on always going beyond—we have a sharp vision of future challenges.
Among our coffee machines, many pieces have made history and have become design icons. Even more, there are unexpected idea and solutions, ongoing intuitions and inventions rewriting, redesigning the way of thinking about and making coffee.


Qualified Espresso Grinder
K30 Vario Air & EK43

These grind-on-demand espresso grinders ensure hands-free operation and electronically controlled, variable programming for exact portioning. The grinders start automatically when inserting the port-a-filter and grinding time is less than 2 seconds for a single espresso of 7 gram. The stepless grind adjustment guarantees the highest flexibility possible for every coffee blend. For more information about the K30 Vario Air and EK43, please visit www.mahlkoenig.de.


Qualified Cleaning Products
EVO1kgEVO Espresso Machine Cleaner

Cafetto offers a wide range of cleaning and sanitation solutions across espresso, coffee brewing and beverage dispensing equipment. Cafetto is an industry leader in effective organic and eco-friendly solutions, offering cleaning products to improve machine performance and ease cleaning processes. Through its extensive product portfolio and global network, Cafetto provides cleaning products to both the commercial and domestic international markets.

Qualified Water Filtration

Pentair® Everpure®, a leading foodservice industry supplier, has been a trusted provider of commercial water treatment products, services and solutions worldwide since 1933. Our solutions address a wide range of foodservice applications such as coffee, fountain beverage, ice, drinking water and more.

DaVinci Gourmet
WBC Gold Sponsor

We believe that Baristas and Mixologists are creative and that they seek perfection to amaze their audiences. We are the contemporary choice for professional drink makers inspired by Leonardo Da Vinci’s pursuit of perfection. We use craft, science, and art to empower drink makers to create their own masterpieces.  We follow a philosophy of co-creation crafting each new product and recipe with real Baristas and Mixologists, using sensory science to help create deeper connections with consumers. This is what we like to call Flavour Genius.


GSC International

WBC Gold Sponsor & Apron Sponsor

GSC, Global Soft Commodities, specializes in soft commodities trading for the global agribusiness industry. GSC shares a passion for excellence, and a commitment to innovate the soft commodities trading business within a constantly changing environment. GSC has been privileged to provide many of top-tier local gourmet coffee roasters with high quality green coffee. We import, store and distribute the finest specialty coffees, including our sustainable coffees, organic coffees, and environmental-friendly coffees. We are constantly looking forward to assist our client providing coffees of best quality from origin.


Espresso Supply & Rattleware
WBC Silver Sponsor: Exclusive Smallwares & Digital Media

Espresso Supply Inc. is an established smallwares supplier serving the specialty coffee industry globally. From cafés to corporate programs, our customers rely on our broad product line, which includes pitchers, thermometers, knock boxes and tampers, all designed to improve coffee quality, promote efficient retail operations and help ensure customer satisfaction.

UCC Coffee
WBC Silver Sponsor

UCC operates the world’s only coffee business encompassing every aspect of coffee “from cup to seed.” Its operations extend from cultivating seedlings on estates in the countries of production through raw ingredient procurement and importing, R&D and quality assurance, manufacturing, product distribution and sales, as far as promoting coffee culture.

WBC Bronze Sponsor

HARIO is a Japanese heat-resistant glassware company which was founded in 1921. Innovative glassware and utensil for drinking coffee such as V60 coffee dripper and TCA Syphon give not only special taste, but also time, value and relationship to the customer and barista in the world.

WBC Bronze Sponsor

With 115 years of experience in crafting flavour, and for the 3rd generation, we continue to develop unrivaled and exclusive recipes, highlighting our shared value at MONIN, a Passion for Quality. Building on our heritage, MONIN offers a range of 200 premium syrups, sauces and fruit mixes in 150 countries.

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Sami Corporation
WBC Bronze Sponsor

SAMI Corporation has been making efforts to deliver fresh taste and flavor to customers through
continuous product development of manufacturing various types of high-quality products including latte powder, paste and smoothie base.

In an effort to meet the growing need for safety, the company has acquired HACCP certification as of 29th May, 2012. All members of SAMI Corporation are always ready to devote ourselves to the best knowledge and the philosophy of supplying the finest and safest foods combined with a developed technology, exact market research and enthusiasm.

WBC Bronze Sponsor

With 300 years’ experience creating sirops that taste as close to the real thing as possible, Teisseire is delighted to offer a Special Barista range that’s perfect for enhancing your customers’ everyday moments.

Available in 80 over countries globally, France’s no.1 brand is made in its Alpine region. We blend the naturally filtered, untreated water, free of any chemical contaminant, with ingredients of uncompromising quality and at least two different sugars.

For more information, visit www.teisseire.com

Seoul Milk
Official Dairy Sponsor


DCS, Co. Ltd.
WBC Official Livestream Partner

DCS is a supplier of professional coffee equipment and service to Japan. We supply high quality specialty coffee, coffee machine equipment, and ancillaries. We also offer education services and hospitality consultation, that results in consistent quality for customers. DCS Asia extends the delightful, comfortable service of DCS from Japan and beyond.



Reg Barber
WBC Official Tamper Sponsor

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 WBC Trophies.

Ally Coffee
WBC Origin Trip Sponsor

We at Ally Coffee are honored to be the origin trip sponsor for the WBC. We know that baristas are some of the most important ambassadors for our industry as a whole, and we are delighted to recognize their hard work and dedication by providing this trip to origin!


Swiss Water
WBC Competitor Orientation Sponsor

Swiss Water® Process is amazing coffee without caffeine. Starting with small batches of the finest specialty coffee we can source, Swiss Water® produces coffee that is 99.9% caffeine free. Using green coffee extract and water, our 100% chemical free process ensures only caffeine is removed. The integrity of the bean is preserved so the roaster and barista can unlock it’s inherent flavor potential. We proudly support the barista craft and celebrate all of the WBC Competitors. Good Luck!

MTC Group
WBC Judges Program Sponsor

MTC Group is an International specialty coffee trader who truly represent the complete coffee cycle from red cherries through parchment, green and roasted coffee stages.

With more than 20 years of experiences in specialty coffee industry, we have established an unbreakable relationship with farmers and mills in more than 15 produciton countries and in many instances we are directly involved with supply chain development for improving quality coffee production.  As a business we pride ourselves on not only understanding, but actively participating in all stages of the specialty coffee cycle.

We understand roasters care about their product, and aim to have a variety of distinctive coffees in their selection. It will be our pleasure to share some amazing coffee with judges from all around the world in WBC 2017!

Event Partner

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.

Event Partner

Jascaffe is a professional coffee company servicing Taiwan, Hong Kong, P.R. China. We supply coffee beans, coffee machines, beverage materials and related products. We also offer consultation services and provide equipment service. Our mission is to provide coffee perfection and complete coffee system service. We are committed to the perfect cup of coffee, and the products that we provide to our customers are guaranteed to achieve this goal.


Barista & Farmer
Event Partner

Barista & Farmer is the first international talent show dedicated entirely to the world of top-quality coffee. A unique education & competition project to promote the culture of coffee, from plantations harvesting in the countries of origin, through all stages of its processing, using various technologies, right up to the tasting experience and all consumption opportunities.

WBC Espresso Bar

Espresso Sponsor

Daterra means “from the earth” in Portuguese, and it is from there – the earth – that we cultivate with respect to the environment, technology and good people, high quality green coffee beans to be exported and consumed all over the globe.

Espresso Bar Equipment Sponsors

Espresso Bar Coffee Sponsors

Around Coffee


WBC Brew Bar


Title Sponsor

Marco Beverage Systems Ltd. designs and manufactures the finest hot water delivery systems for commercial brewing of tea and coffee. We work directly with our customers to deliver specific machines for specific solutions, marrying technological and brewing excellence within the Marco range of products, striving to meet user needs.


Ceramics Sponsor

LOVERAMICS is a young and energetic brand making contemporary tabletop items that are functional and fun. Our Professional Coffee Cups are designed for all coffee lovers and baristas. Manufactured under SCAE and SCAA standards, the cup allows every specialty coffee to develop its full flavour. Available in 9 colours, 3 designs and various sizes.

Brew Bar Equipment Sponsors

Brew Bar Coffee Sponsors

Second Coffee

WBC Team Bar

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Title Sponsor

Puqpress is the first automatic tamper in the world. In 1.3 seconds, it tamps each shot perfectly level.
Tamping is a difficult variable to control when done manually, especially if you are working with multiple baristas. To make sure the quality of your espresso is consistent tamping has to be consistent. Puqpress does just that.

Bean Brothers
Event Sponsor

Ediya Coffee
Coffee Sponsor

Ediya Coffee has established itself as a leading coffee franchise brand in Korea since it first opened its coffee shop at Chungang University in Seoul in 2001. Ediya Coffee has committed itself to providing customers with high quality coffee at a reasonable price for the last 15 years, finally introducing the 1,500th coffee shop during the year of 2015.

Blackup Coffee
Coffee Sponsor