The events were arranged to take place in Warsaw and Melbourne. Due to the impact of pandemic-related international visa and travel restrictions, the events were postponed.
To gather representatives from around the world is core to these competitions. Taking into consideration current and projected travel environment through November 2020, WCE and the SCA have decided to cancel the 2020 events and focus on the 2021 championship season.
The 2020 World Barista Championships and World Brewers Cup were scheduled to take place November 3-6 at the Melbourne International Coffee Expo (MICE) trade show which has now been cancelled.
The World Coffee In Good Spirits, World Latte Art, World Cup Tasters, World Coffee Roasting, and Cezve/Ibrik Championships were scheduled to take place during World of Coffee Warsaw October 15-17.
The SCA is working with partners at the Warsaw PTAK venue to cancel the 2020 World of Coffee trade show and postpone the contract to a future year.
WCE and SCA are disappointed to cancel the events. Still, they are excited to bring World Barista Championship, World Cup Tasters Championship, and Cezve/Ibrik Championship to the World of Coffee Athens trade show in June of 2021.
Also, Coffee in Good Spirits, World Latte Art, World Brewers Cup, and World Coffee Roasting Championships, will be held no earlier than June 2021.
WCE requires that Competition Bodies only send one contestant to each 2021 championship. This means that National Champions who have already won their title in 2020 will participate in the 2021 championships.
Additionally, 2020 terms will be extended to cover the 2021 competition year.