Hotelex Shanghai is one of the biggest and longest-running hospitality trade shows in Asia. It attracts over 100,000 attendees annually, and features an incredible array of various service industries. All of this takes place in over a dozen halls of exhibitions, booths and competitions.
Last year Cafe Expo hosted various events, including the Coffee Roasting Championships organised by WCE (World Coffee Events). WCE was excited to return along with champions and finalists from the Coffee Roasting Championship for the All-Stars Sensory experience in 2017.
The participants‘ list included:
- Alexandru Niculae – 2016 WCRC Champion;
- Hu Ying – 2016 WCIGS Finalist;
- Mateusz Petlinski – 2016 WCTC Finalist;
- Michalis Dimitrakopolous – 2016 WCIGS Champion.
The All-Stars Sensory event at Hotelex Shanghai was geared towards engaging audience demonstrations with competitors. This was facilitated by a new sensory experience room where attendees explored coffee perception and the flavor wheel hands on.
The competitors who took part in the All-Stars programs consistently report that meeting fans in person and demonstrating their skills are the most memorable and rewarding experiences for them. Getting to meet the champions is a memorable experience for many attendees, and always popular on social media.
The All-Stars Sensory Experience is a first glimpse of the World Roasting Championship that will take place in Guangzhou in December 2017. In this three-stage contest, participants are judged on their performance evaluating the quality of green coffee, developing a roast profile that most accurately accentuates the desirable flavour of that coffee and, finally the cup quality of coffees roasted. This year our very own Giesen W6A Coffee Roaster will serve as the contest model.
Do you want to learn more about the World Roasting Championship? Check out this website for everything you want to know.