Sponsors 2018-05-16T11:40:04+00:00

2018 Sponsors

Victoria Arduino
Qualified Espresso Machine
The Victoria Arduino “Black Eagle”

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We are keen on always going beyond, we have a sharp vision of future challenges.
Jeopardizing, breaking, and reinventing the rules is our strength.

Among our coffee machines, many pieces have made history and have become design icons. Even more, there are unexpected ideas and solutions, ongoing intuitions and inventions, rewriting,  and redesigning the way of thinking about and making coffee. We have been bringing our disruptive innovation to coffee shops all over the world since 1905, at the service of baristas who are disruptive as well as the coffee machines they choose.


Qualified Espresso Grinder
PEAK & EK43 (S)

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, EK43 and EK43 S for the upcoming seasons of the WBC and WCIGS.

Qualified Cleaning Products
Cafiza® Espresso Machine Cleaning Powder and Puro® Espresso Machine Cleaning Powder

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

Claris J1:
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.


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.

WBC Gold Sponsor

WBC Silver Sponsor

WBC Bronze Sponsor

In collaboration with Australian specialty coffee professionals, Detpak has developed the Precision Series of takeaway cups, aligning with volumes of in-café cups. These streamline front of house procedures for baristas, making it easier to produce a consistent coffee to milk ratio. Available in four sizes: 160ml, 200ml, 240ml and 320ml.

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 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

The Force Tamper
WBC Bronze Sponsor


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!

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!

Event Sponsor

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 Sponsor

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.

Event Sponsor

Friesche Vlag
Product Sponsor

Hamilton Beach Commercial
Product Sponsor

Hamilton Beach® Commercial high-performance blenders are famous for creating a super-creamy drink profile.  They’re so talented that coffee bars and restaurants worldwide prefer them over other types of blenders. That’s because with a high-performance blender by Hamilton Beach® Commercial, you get more than blending confidence. You achieve drink-making mastery.



Reg Barber
WBC Official Trophy 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.

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 & Product Sponsors

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

WBC Team Bar

Puq Press_Puq Logo Colour

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.

Has Bean
Coffee Sponsor

At Hasbean, we focus on flavours and relationships.

We source the best coffees through producers we’ve built long-term relationships with: Good people committed to growing coffees demonstrating process, variety, farming skill and terroir. We offer a wide range, roasted to order each day, profiled to maximise their unique qualities.

Team Bar Equipment & Product Sponsors