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11 - 13 November 2023 / Superstudio
11 Roasters, 4 Disciplines, 1 Winner
Roast Masters™

ROAST MASTERS™ RETURNS WITH A BRAND NEW FORMAT!

 

Designed by the creators of Coffee Masters, Roast Masters™ is the cutting-edge tournament celebrating the best specialty roasters on the planet.

This year at MCF, 11 of Italy's best specialty roasters will compete in teams in a fast-paced, head-to-head, knockout tournament:

 

#1 The Espresso Smackdown
> Competitors bring 3 coffees (a light and a medium single origin, and a blend)
> Head-to-head format, 3 rounds (light vs light, medium vs medium, blend vs blend)
> Best tasting coffees win each round (best of 3)

#2 The Latte Art Showdown
> Spin the roulette, get assigned a shape
> Pour and win! (best of 3)
> Judged on appearance and taste

#3 The Brew Faceoff
> 1 coffee, filter roast
> Presented in 2 minutes
> Judged on taste, presentation and showmanship


#4 The Signature Drink
> 15 mins to create a signature beverage
> Mystery ingredients provided on the day
> Judged on taste, creativity, professionalism, presentation and showmanship


Put through their paces by a panel of industry-leading judges in front of a crowd, this is the ultimate test of skills, know-how and commercial aptitude. This is a unique opportunity to excel in front of key industry players and an international audience. 
 

Competitors

The line-up for Roast Masters at Milan Coffee Festival 2022 is finally here! We have 14 roasters from a broad stretch of Italy competing head-to-head for the title of Roast Master 2022. 

Drumroll please...

- Bloom Specialty Coffee
- Cafezal Specialty Coffee
- Caffe Pascucci
- Etna Roasters 
- Lavazza
- Il Manovale
- Nudo
- Orso Laboratorio Caffe
- Picapau Coffee Roastery
- Round K Coffee & Roaster
- Vannelli Coffee


Let the games begin...

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The Machine 
 

Our Roast Masters contestants will be able to flaunt their expertise on the prestigious Slayer Steam EP machine. This beautiful and reliable push button volumetric machine was specifically designed to meet the demands of high volume work flow.

Sophistication meets intuition with the Slayer Steam EP, the centralised Heads-up barista dashboard makes it easy to operate and program volumetrics, temperature, pre-wet and more, giving each potential Roast Master complete control throughout the tournament. It's no wonder this machine is making its entrance to the Roast Masters stage.
 


 

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The Grinder
 

Introducing Grindie, the first grinder that grinds by weight, with Double Clump Crusher system and temperature control, for a consistent result in every cup. Thanks to their intelligent, integrated weighing scale, with continuous weighting and patentend self-learning system, accuracy is real. 

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The Water
 

BRITA will offer 2 different kind of water with different amount of minerals inside. The difference should influences the extraction of coffee in body and aroma. 
The hardness of the two water will be different:
 
Softened water – ideal for those who want to offer a unique espresso experience, with water that supports the development of the typical aromas from the ground coffee beans and ensures a stable crema with the perfect colour and consistency. High amount of minerals Carbonate Hardness >10dH

Decarbonised water – ideal for all those who want to fulfil the highest quality in cup, with the reduction of carbonate hardness this water supports the right balance in aromas, body and bitterness. Medium amount of minerals Carbonate Hardness: 3-5 dH


 

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The Judges

 

CHIARA BERGONZI

Roaster, Lot Zero

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GABRIELE LIMOSANI 
Coffee educator & product sales specialist, Slayer Espresso (Europe and South America)



HELENA OLIVIERO
2018 Italian Cup Tasters Champion


 

The MC's


Francesco Sanapo

 

Owner of Ditta Artigianale, Roaster, Award-winning Barista Champion, Barista Trainer

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VALENTINA PALANGE 

 

Coffee Blogger

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