If youre 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 youd like more information about this year's finalists, check them out here:
Well 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 years 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. Were 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 youre working on your secret roast, we can also help keep that quiet too. ;-) But for this competition lets get into the details.
The finalists roast profiles:
Cropsters "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 youre 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.
Winner #1 - Rubens Gardelli from Italy
Winner #2 - Jack Allisey from Australia
Winner #3 - Benjamin Pozsgai from Germany
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. Lets dive in and take a closer look!
Practice roasting day 1: Tue, December 12
AUSTRALIA - Jack Allisey - Veneziano Coffee Roasters
NORWAY - Simo Christidi - Solberg & Hansen
ITALY - Rubens Gardelli - Gardelli Specialty Coffees
SWEDEN - Henrik Arvidsson - Blekinge Kafferosteri
USA - Mark Michaelson - Onyx Coffee Lab
UNITED KINGDOM - Matthew Robley-Siemonsma - Prufrock Coffee
BRAZIL - Robson Ribeiro - Cocarive
ROMANIA - Katy Szasz - independent
SPAIN - Joaquín Parra - Right Side Coffee
FRANCE - Veda Viraswami - Café Sati
UKRAINE - Yuliia Saichuk - Svit Kavy
TURKEY - Serkan Sagsoz - Roast and Found Co.
CHINA - Weiwei Ye - independent
SOUTH KOREA - Joo Sunghyun - 180COFFEEROASTERS
TAIWAN - Ming Hsuan Hua - Reba Coffee
GREECE - Panagiotis Matziounis - Roasters Kolektiva
RUSSIA - Denis Sigulin - Coffee Owl Roasters
MEXICO - Roberto Espinoza Ramírez - Inka Yani
GERMANY - Benjamin Pozsgai - Moxxa Caffè
DENMARK - Théo Maitre - Sigfreds Kaffefabrik
JAPAN - Hiraku Kondo - Ituka Coffee