The Specialty Espresso Affiliation has introduced guidelines updates for the 4 2021 World Espresso Championship occasions at the moment scheduled to happen together with the SCA’s World of Espresso occasion subsequent June in Athens, Greece.
Most of the updates have been designed to advertise social distancing and decreased face-to-face interactions by means of revised stage units, adjustments to move judging protocols, and a rise in using on-line conferences for orientations and opinions.
Among the guidelines adjustments shall be revisited following this competitors season, whereas others will stay indefinitely. Listed here are summaries of adjustments to the next 2021 World Espresso Championships: Cezve/Ibrik, Barista, Brewers Cup, Cup Tasters.
Right here is the total announcement:
Guidelines & Rules Launched for the 2021 Athens WCC
Up to date Guidelines & Rules have been launched for the 2021 Athens World Espresso Championships; the World Barista Championship, World Brewers Cup, World Cup Tasters Championship, and Cezve/Ibrik Championship. You will discover the principles now on worldcoffeeevents.org/guidelines, that are primarily targeted on COVID-19-related precautions, which have been launched to facilitate higher logistics for rivals, coaches, judges, and volunteers on the occasion, hosted on the Specialty Espresso Affiliation World of Espresso Present from June 23-26, 2021.
Throughout the 4 competitions, numerous adjustments have been launched to facilitate safer choose analysis of drinks, whereas making certain that native social distancing tips are maintained. Moreover, present guidelines that apply to Competitors Our bodies (CB) have been centralized and clarified in a brand new part, masking variations to the competitors format, and the appeals course of at CB stage.
On account of the COVID-related adjustments to Head Choose tasting on the World Barista Championship, the Guidelines & Regulation committee have clarified numerous present guidelines on sensory choose analysis to encapsulate the present scoring course of extra precisely.
We perceive that these guidelines updates are being launched in an unsure time for rivals world wide — we have now made no adjustments that influence the whole scoring or weighting for any championship in an effort to reduce the influence for rivals whereas offering elevated precautions on the WCC occasion in Athens.
Guidelines for every of the 2020 Athens World Espresso Championships can be found right here: [Links updated 6pm GMT, Thursday Dec 17]
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