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12 - 14 April 2025 / Le Carreau du Temple
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Roast Masters 2024

Designed by the creators of Coffee Masters, Roast Masters is the cutting-edge tournament celebrating the best specialty roasters on the planet. 
Some of the worlds best specialty roasters will compete in teams in a fast-paced, head-to-head, knockout tournament.

Put through their paces by a panel of industry-leading judges in front of a crowd, 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. 







This year again, Roast Masters are back! Throughout 4 rounds (qualifying rounds, quarter finals, semi finals and the final) teams will compete in 7 different disciplines.

​#1 The Cupping Table
>  On day 1 all competitors are given 90 minutes to create a roast profile of the same mystery single origin coffee
> The sample roasts from all competitors will then to be cupped on day 2 by the judges
> The discipline is scored on taste and flavour
> The teams who make it to the Final will present their roasted coffee from day 2 head-to-head on the cupping table
> The two finalist coffees are judged purely on taste and flavour

#2 The Espresso Smackdown
>  Competitors will bring three coffees: a light and a medium single origin and a blend
>  Head-to-head format, three rounds: light vs light, medium vs medium, blend vs blend
>  Best tasting coffees win each round 

#3 The Order Challenge
> Using their own coffees, competitors will make 10 drinks as listed on the presented order within a maximum time of 9 minutes
> The drinks prepared in this discipline are commonly found on specialty café menus
> Each drink will be scored according to wether it is passed or failed by the judges based on balance, extraction, mouthfeel and handling
> A 'passed' drink will be awarded 3 points. A 'failed' drink will be awarded 0 points

#4 The Latte Art Showdown
> Roll the dice, get assigned a shape
>  Pour and win (best of 3)!
>  Judged on appearance

#5 The Brew Face-Off
>  Roasters prepare a filter roast from their own portfolio
> Presented in 15 minutes
>  Judges to judge on taste, presentation and showmanship

#6 The Signature Drink
>  12 minutes to create a signature beverage
>  Mystery ingredients provided on the day
>  Judged on taste, creativity, professionalism, presentation and showmanship
#7 The Espresso Blend
>  Roasters are presented with a selection of mystery roasted single origin coffees
> They are tasked to create a bespoke espresso blend
> An espresso and cappuccino will be presented for evaluation


Filtered water with Brita
As last year, Brita is the quality filtered water partner of this major Roast Masters competition.

Loveramics ceramic cups
For the love of ceramics and modern, functional designs, but also for chefs, baristas and craftsmen, Loveramics makes high-quality cups that are also the official cups of the World Latte Art Championship!

Aillio roaster machines
Aillio makes incredible machines, technological gems for baristas and roasters, and will be equipping our candidates this year.

La Marzocco espresso machines
La Marzocco incorporates technologies from the aerospace and medical industries into espresso machines, because for them the failure of a component is unacceptable.

Flavouring with Monin
Monin is a premium French brand, a creator of innovative flavouring solutions and a trusted partner to hospitality professionals around the world. Once again this year, Monin will be offering the opportunity to flavour drinks for this major competition.

Packiro coffee bags
A leader in packaging, Packiro creates packaging designs that tell you all about the contents! And bonus, they're really sustainable.

Grinders from Mahlkönig
To enable candidates to work as efficiently as possible, Mahlkönig offers its exceptionally robust grinder models, the EK43, with a large grinding capacity Suitable for different grinding results and finenesses, the grinding rate depends on the type of coffee, the roast and the degree of fineness of grind.

Mythos espresso grinders
The official grinder of the World Barista Championship, Mythos defines a world of details, but with a unique design, with the same passion and strong values to share with baristas, roasters and establishments around the world to achieve once again the perfection of the grind.

Coffee with Belco
This year, Belco invites you to experience responsible coffee and cocoa sourcing alongside a team of enthusiasts.
2024 is shaping up to be a big year for Belco, with 940 tonnes of coffee to be transported by sail from Colombia, arriving in September. Join us to find out more about this project to decarbonise the transport of our coffee and cocoa, which aims to have 100% of our coffee and cocoa transported by sail by 2030.

If you're a professional, you'll have the chance to put all your questions on Monday morning to Louis, the man in charge of this historic project at Belco.

You will also have the opportunity to taste and discover the history of coffees that are very close to our hearts, such as the one produced by the Nasa We'SX community in Colombia, in the hills above Tolima, in a washed and natural process. We worked with them to improve drying conditions, and therefore the quality of the coffee and the remuneration of the producers, in a very humid environment.



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