If you’re interested in the setup, the contestants were roasting using Giesen W6As. These machines feature a direct connection to Cropster making them plug and play. Cropster is running on an Intel stick computer with a large 21 inch monitor to highlight all the details. The roasts in China were then logged to our servers in Germany in real time making it possible for us to share quick updates like this (it also means you can check your roasts and your roastery from anywhere). If you’d like more information about this year's finalists, check them out here:
We’ll be updating this page during the competition and of course at the end with complete details about the winning roast. Please feel free to use the comment section at the bottom to discuss the competition with other roasters all over the world.
A few things to be aware of:
- Competitors can, but do not have to, track events like First Crack and Color Change with Cropster
- Where competitors tracked First Crack it will be shown in the graphs below
- The other "bubbles" on the graph highlight comments like gas changes. However, from the Giesen W6As used at the competition Cropster automatically creates a separate gas, drum pressure and drum rotation log
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WCRC 2017 competition results
What an amazing competition! The World Coffee Roasting Competition 2017 in Guangzhou, China is complete and we are thrilled to share all the details about the the finalists roasts here (btw, we are sorry about the delay in publishing these results. Following the competition it took a little longer than usual to get them confirmed for us to share for the official 1st, 2nd & 3rd place finishers).
Here are the world coffee roasting champions:
#3 Benjamin Pozsgai, #1 Rubens Gardelli and #2 Jack Allisey
We extend our heartiest congratulations to the winners and all the participants in this year’s competition! Based on the graphs below we can already see how the roasting skill level of the contestants has increased over the past years! To come off as winner, every detail counts when finding the best possible way to roast a given green coffee and accentuate that coffee's potential. Something everyone who made it this far has clearly mastered.
We are excited to be able to provide the software used to help these roasters in their task. We’re also thrilled to be able to share them with you. We believe that sharing information makes everyone better at a given task which is why the ability to share information is built right into Cropster. Of course, if you’re working on your secret roast, we can also help keep that quiet too. ;-) But for this competition let’s get into the details.
The finalists roast profiles:
Cropster’s "Single Roast Analysis" function makes sharing the complete roast profile of the winning competitors simple. This view shows all temperatures, gas, rotation and pressure values. If you were using Cropster in a live environment (instead of viewing images in a blog), you'd be able to hover over the graphs to see temperature developments, recalculate RoR and more…
Side note: When you’re running a live version of Cropster you can use the Roast Compare function to show all the curve and roast details and compare other roasts, QC data and more.
WCRC 2017 practice roast results
The competition is officially underway in Guangzhou, China and it has been a busy day. The main roasting room has been filled with activity and the contestants are focussed. The initial days work has been interesting. Let’s dive in and take a closer look!
Practice roasting day 1: Tue, December 12
GERMANY - Benjamin Pozsgai - Moxxa Caffè