11 -13 September 2020 | Westergas
  • Roast Masters™

Roast Masters™ – THE COFFEE CONTEST FOCUSED ON THE ART OF ROASTING SPECIALTY COFFEE – RETURNS TO THE AMSTERDAM COFFEE FESTIVAL. 


With an international perspective and a fresh, unique format, this leading tournament brings together the best coffee roasters from Europe for the second time, putting them to the ultimate test.

Across three days, eighteen of Europe's most renowned coffee roasters compete for the coveted Roast Masters title. In a dynamic, live setting, where visitors can encourage their favourite participants up close, the roasters compete side-by-side in three disciplines: roasting coffee, blending espresso and preparing a pour over coffee.

Roast Masters is the ultimate test of skills, professional knowledge and commercial applicability - A unique opportunity to excel under the watchful eye of important industry players, an international audience, and not to mention a panel of prominent jury members.

Who will follow in the footsteps of white label coffee, the first ever Roast Masters?! 

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THE 2020 line-up


With great delight we can announce the eighteen roasters to compete in the second Amsterdam Roast Masters competition.

From all across Europe, making an appearance on stage this year are: 


19grams | Germany

Roaster Anthony Piper
Barista Bence Bagdi

 

Autumn Coffee Roasters | Poland

Roaster Krzysztof Blinkiewicz
Barista Karolina Kazuś

 

Brander | Belgium

Roaster Veerle Pauwels
Barista Steffen Van Malder

 

Bonanza Coffee Roastery | Germany

Roaster Joseph Lyons
Barista Scott Tedder

 

Coffeecompany | The Netherlands

Roaster Lucas de Gier
Barista Laura Kools


Common Greens Coffee | The Netherlands

Roaster Josh Cotton
Barista Claye Tobin


Dos Mundos | Czech Republic

Roaster Lukas Zugar
Barista Eliska Jandová

 

Fjord Coffee | Germany

Roaster Michał Sowiński
Barista Cameron Milne

 

Garage Coffee Bros. Srl | Italy

Roaster Davide Cobelli
Barista TBC

 

HAYB | Poland

Roaster Dawid Zadara
Barista Alek

 

His Majesty the Coffee | Italy

Roaster Paolo Scimone
Barista Giacomo Vannelli

 

La Cabra | Denmark

Roaster Mikkel Selmer
Barista John Gibson

 

Lot Sixty One Coffee Roasters | The Netherlands

Roaster TBC
Barista Martin Pearson

 

Man Met Bril Koffie | The Netherlands

Roaster Siebe van Rijsbergen
Barista Marouschka Jongeneel

 

MOK Specialty Coffee | Belgium

Roaster Jannes Van Hyfte
Barista Ali Yousefi

 

Special Roast | The Netherlands

Roaster Bo Zwarts
Barista TBC

 

Spot On Coffee Roasters | The Netherlands

Roaster Olaf Tromp
Barista Frans Taapken

 

WAY Coffee Roasters | Belgium

Roaster Charlene De Buysere
Barista Fabrice Van Besien

 

THE Machine


Completing the three-tier Steam Box Set, Slayer’s Steam LP was created principally with the professional barista and their technical needs in mind.

With two settings per group, advanced dual volumetrics, classic pump driven extraction, a huge work surface, not forgetting its sleek, polished stainless steel body with unmistakable winged design, it’s little surprise the Steam LP has come to be known as the ‘dream machine’.

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THE COFFEE


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For the Espresso Blend discipline, the roasters bring their own coffee, but for the Single Origin round, all roasters receive 5 kg of the same green coffee one month before the competition. This year's competition coffee is provided by Trabocca, our brand new coffee partner. A washed Guji-1 coffee from the Suke Quto Farm in Ethiopia, Trabocca describes the coffee as "complex, elegant, citric, floral and exceptionally sweet."
 

THE JUDGES

 

ANNE LUNELL

Owner, Swedish barista and Brewers Cup champion, Koppi

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Anne Lunell is a Swedish barista champion and the visionary behind Koppi, an internationally respected coffee roasting plant in Helsingborg, Sweden, which she founded in 2007 with Charles Nystrand. Just like last year, we are honored to welcome Anne as a member of the jury.

 

FRANCESCO SANAPO

Owner of famed Italian specialty coffee bar Ditta Artigianale, coffee roaster, awarded Italian Barista Champion, barista trainer

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Three-time Italian Barista champion and co-creator of the Roast Masters competition, Francesco Sanapo needs almost no introduction. He is the owner of Ditta Artigianale, a first order Italian specialty coffee bar that freshly roasts its own coffees everyday. 



NIELS TE VAANHOLD

Mocca d'Or Head Barista, 2nd in the World Cup Tasters Championshiop 2018

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Niels te Vaanhold has been working in coffee for seven years and is currently Head Barista at coffee roastery Mocca d’Or. The Dutch Cup Tasters Champion surprised the field in 2018 by coming in second during the World Cup Tasters Championship, while also achieving fourth place during the Dutch Brewers Cup. 

 

WENDELIEN VAN BUNNIK-VERVER

Dutch Barista Champion 2019, World Aeropress Champion 2019, Head Barista and Head of Training at Single Estate Coffee Roasters

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Wendelien has been in the coffee industry for over 10 years and has succesfully competed in the Dutch Barista and Aeropress Championships. She started as a barista in several different specialty coffee bars in Utrecht and then found her coffee bliss at Single Estate Coffee Roasters. From their brand new coffee bar located in The Hague, she leads as Head Barista and Head of Training.

 

STIJN VAN MOURIK

Quality Assistant at Trabocca, Q Grader

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In 2017, Stijn van Mourik started his career in specialty coffee as a roaster in Paris, where he mainly focused on production roasting and roast quality. He recently joined Trabocca’s quality team, continuing his pursuit of cup quality and slurping away the coffees for this crop’s lineup.

 

THE MC

 

GWILYM DAVIES


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2009 World Barista Champion and founder of East London’s Prufrock Coffee, Gwilym is famed for making coffee in 36 different countries. He’s now settled in Prague where he owns and runs a Barista Training Centre.

 

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