With a global outlook and a unique, fresh format, this cutting-edge tournament seeks to find, test and celebrate the best specialty coffee roasters on the planet.
Some of the world’s most legendary roasters will form the line-up, battling head-to-head for the coveted Roast Master title. Each roaster will compete across three disciplines over 3-days to showcase excellence in coffee roasting and espresso blending in a fast-paced, dynamic live setting.
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.
Congratulations to Rodrigo Vargas and Briam Lam of Elixr Coffee, who were crowned the first ever Roast Masters™ in North America at The New York Coffee Festival 2019!
We will soon communicate how to register for Roast Masters™ 2022.
To get a taste of what to expect, take a look at Roast Masters™ 2019 programme below!
We have assembled the very best roasters from across Italy and around the continent to showcase their skills at Roast Masters ™ Milan 2019. See below for all the competitors, or click here for a closer look.
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Owner, Swedish barista and Brewers Cup champion, Koppi
Anne Lunell is a Swedish barista champion and the visionary behind Koppi, an internationally respected and well-loved coffee roaster in the Swedish town of Helsingborg, which she founded in 2007 with Charles Nystrand.
Roaster, Lot Zero
Chiara Bergonzi is an SCA educator, coffee roaster, consultant, and international judge with 15 years’ experience in the coffee industry.
Chiara won the Italian Latte Art Championships from 2012 – 2014, placed second in the 2014 World Latte Art Championships (Melbourne), and published her own book ‘Latte Art’ in 2016. She is the artisan roaster of specialty coffee brand ‘Lot Zero’ and a renowned consultant for start-up shops in the coffee industry.
Roaster and owner, Caffè Cognetti
Davide Roveto started his coffee journey over 8 years ago as a barista at the family shop. A certified trainer and restaurant consultant since 2013, Davide became an SCA educator in 2015 and has judged Final Barista Competitions in Dubai, Italy, and Sweden (2018, 2019).
After visiting several farms to learn about the coffee production process, Davide turned the family business into a micro-roastery, founding ‘Caffè Cognetti – Microtorrefazione’ and opening 3 coffee shops in Southern Italy.
Roaster and owner, Gardelli Specialty Coffees
Currently WCE World Coffee Roasting Champion (2018), Rubens Gardelli almost needs no introduction. He is owner of Gardelli Specialty Coffee, a specialty coffee roaster based in Italy known for its distinct and expert approach to roasting.
Rubens has won numerous titles during his time in coffee, including WCE Italy Coffee Roasting Championship (2014, 2016, 2017) and Italy Brewers Cup (2014, 2015).
Owner of Ditta Artigianale, Roaster, Award-winning Barista Champion, Barista Trainer
Francesco Sanapo has been three times Italian Barista Champion and has participated at the World Barista Championship in Melbourne, Australia, ranking in 6th place.
Ditta Artigianale‘s adventure started in 2013, it was created to highlight the quality of Italian craftsmanship applied to the coffee world. Ditta Artigianale is not only the first line of Italian specialty bar but also a micro-roastery, where coffees are roasted and served fresh.
Marketing and Accademia Manager at Cesare Trucillo Spa; and Trainer SCA
After graduating in Marketing and Corporate Communication in Milan at IULM University Antonia Trucillo returned home to take over the family business; Cesare Trucillo Spa (roasters) founded in 1950 by her grandfather.
She spent three years in the roles of Marketing and Accademia Trucillo Manager, dealing with green coffee Quality Control. She is Authorized SCA Trainer of the Specialty Coffee Association and she will qualify as a Q Grader.