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.
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.
Let the games begin...
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.
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.
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
Roaster, Lot Zero
Coffee educator & product sales specialist, Slayer Espresso (Europe and South America)
2018 Italian Cup Tasters Champion
Owner of Ditta Artigianale, Roaster, Award-winning Barista Champion, Barista Trainer