給意思參加2020南港國際咖啡展

給意思參加2020南港國際咖啡展

【給意思參加2020台北國際咖啡展】

YOYOYO~我們要參加11月的台北南港國際咖啡展囉 🌟🌟🌟
 
這次破天荒我們將與 Rufous Coffee Roasters 2 一起合作,共組聯合攤位🎉
 
現場我們會推出限定 #STTOKExRUFOUS咖啡豆禮盒組 唷!🎁
 
這次我們也非常榮幸邀請到 小雨咖啡 Café Drizzle 來現場陪我們共度四天的展期,他也將展演及提供限量免費咖啡給大家唷😋
 
預計展示產品🌟
1.WacacoNanopresso隨行咖啡機
2.九土的咖啡周邊器具及磨豆機
3.愛陶樂拉花杯手沖濾杯餐盤餐具系列
4.DelterCoffeePress多段萃取咖啡機
5.STTOKE精品隨行咖啡杯
 
預計展出台灣首次曝光商品 😍
1. KOGU手沖系列及烘豆系列
2. POKETLE 最新 Bi Color 系列
及其他最新最特別的商品喔!
 
現場我們也將提供一些限定優惠及滿額贈喔,還不趕快空下時間來參加😁
 
#2020台北國際咖啡展 #咖啡展
#RufousCoffee #小雨咖啡
#STTOKE #愛陶樂 #Wacaco
#Poketle #Kogu #DCP #九土
#限量優惠 #不來可惜

攤位:N527
展期:11/13-16

#2020南港國際咖啡展 #咖啡展 #RufousCoffee #小雨咖啡 #九土 #STTOKE
#愛陶樂 #Wacaco #Poketle #Kogu #DCP

有完美咖啡杯嗎?

有完美咖啡杯嗎?

So you have those great speciality beans ready and fancy espresso machine or a designer dripper set sitting pretty on your countertop. There’s even a state of the art grinder just waiting to grind those tasty beans. All that’s left now is to grind, brew and serve yourself the perfect coffee… Wait, what do you serve that coffee in? Should it be a cup, a hefty mug or a special goblet? Is the vessel an essential ingredient to the coffee drinking process? If so, does the perfect cup exist?

As usual – it depends.

It depends since there are many different types of coffee, as you are well aware. It may be an espresso, a foamy cappuccino, a big mug of black coffee or a fancy speciality drip. Each of those will require a different vessel and the definition of a “perfect cup” will vary. Why? Because each of the aforementioned infusions will be unique in texture, aroma and flavor and hence and different elements will need emphasizing in order to fully enjoy that cup of coffee.

coffee cup, Loveramics

Espresso and moka pot

Let’s start with the basics, that is coffee from either an espresso machine or moka pot. Both coffees will be rather similar – small amount of a powerful infusion will result in a quick drop in temperature. In case of espresso there is also crema we have to deal with. Crema, a thick brown emulsion is a very desirable component of a properly brewed espresso. To maintain all the characteristics (crema and temperature), a good espresso cup is small in size with thick walls and rounded bottom with no sharp edges.

Small capacity and a narrow diameter combined with thick ceramics make the coffee temperature more stable. The aroma is also more concentrated which plays an important role in an infusion of a small size. Gently declining walls form a basin at the bottom of the cup, preventing the coffee from splashing and diffusing, allowing it flow freely and maintaining its original texture.

espresso cup, Loveramics

Loveramics Egg cups /fot. Loveramics

The most popular espresso cup shapes are tulip and egg ones – you can check out the ones Loveramics has in the offer. They work exactly the same so choosing one or the other is just a question of which ones are more visually appealing.

It is worth noting that those small cups are best for the so-called single shots (a 30-40g espresso). It leaves some space for stirring the coffee (a very important and distinctive circular movement of the whole cup) and allows for the aromas to whirl in the space between the walls of the cup. If there is an excessive amount of liquid

the aromas will spill over the edges instead of hitting your senses with the first sip. If you prefer a bigger espresso or a double shot it is best to use a larger, 150-200 ml cappuccino cup.

Cappuccino, latte or flat white?

White coffees leave a lot of room to impress, though the basic mechanics are pretty much the same – a shot or two of a fine espresso and the right amount of properly frothed milk will make for that perfect cup. What does constitute a properly frothed milk? It should be smooth and lush, like a yogurt. Never steam your milk to the point where it starts looking like swiss meringue.

The perfect cup for a white coffee needs to meet certain standards, especially if it is to be used for latte arts. Since crema will be essential to creating the perfect milk drawings, the cup should support the espresso texture well. Again the round basin at the bottom and gently sloping walls will play an important factor.

 

Did you know: Loveramics happens to be the official cups supplier for World Latte Art Championships. It’s the same cups as the ones you can find here.

 

world of coffee latte art 2017

The drawings Agnieszka Rojewska created in the final round of 2017 World Latte Art Championships in Budapest have won her 3rd place. The official cups for the Championships, Loveramics Egg. /photo: M. Rzońca

 

This specific shape makes it easier to maneuver the milk. A vessel that expands and opens up towards the top provides more space atop which one can create various flowers, rosettes or shrimps. The smooth insides of the walls do not interfere with structure of frothed milk. Cappuccino and latte are not exactly focused on the aroma sensations, hence they are usually filled to the brim, making even the simplest pattern on top look very attractive.

coffee cup

Pour-overs, alternatives and other black gems.

When we drink those big, black coffees from a coffee machine, chemex, dripper, aeropress or any other alternative brewing device, we can get a little crazier when it comes to choosing the right vessel. Because texture does not play a role here and crema is non-existent anyhow, the shape of bottom or walls will not matter nearly as much as it does when it comes to espresso based infusions. You can easily pour a big mug of coffee and cherish it on your favourite couch after a long day of work. It would be good if the said cup is made of thick ceramics (so your coffee does not get cold too quickly), a good handle and smooth finish.

Loveramics brewers

Loveramics Brewers /photo: Loveramics

BUT, especially with speciality coffee, the aroma plays an important role. It is with speciality that we can marvel over subtle cassis, chocolate, cherry or herbal scents. That is why some companies created dedicated cups, design to enhance those aromas.

The newest invention are these Loveramics Brewers goblets. Consisting of a narrow server designed to slow down the natural cooling and three differently shaped little goblets. According to the manufacturer each shape is designed to bring out different flavor notes – fruity, sweet and nutty ones.

The porcelain here isn’t too thick so the infusions cool down faster. You may wonder why the walls shouldn’t be too thick this time – speciality coffee releases its full bouquet of flavor as it cools down and the aromas get richer when it reaches a certain temperature. It is a paradox of sorts.

Back to alternative brewing – because those methods are vastly popular among hipsters and people who value good design just as much as flavor, you can find some really fancy cups now.

It also shouldn’t come as a surprise that cafes serve black alternative coffees in large cups – same ones they use for lattes or cappuccinos. Not only do they do a good job flavor and aroma-wise, but are simply nice to drink from.

Just to make it clear…

Sure you can use other cup shapes or different designs and still get a perfectly fine espresso or a beautiful latte art. It’s worth remembering however that the tweaks and details of the perfect cup are to help you get the best possible results.

Which cup is your favourite?

 

本篇來自:CoffeeDesk

日本「低量商機」正夯!迷你牛丼、超小水壺,為何逆勢熱賣?

日本「低量商機」正夯!迷你牛丼、超小水壺,為何逆勢熱賣?

「兩口就喝完」的超小保溫瓶,「兩三口就吃光」的吉野家小碗牛丼,正在日本大受歡迎。這些看來讓人充滿問號,性價比不佳的商品,為何能逆勢竄紅?他們如何發掘市場的隱性需求,解決了消費者的哪些痛點?

容量只有120毫升的超迷你保溫杯Poketle,上市至今狂賣上百萬支。圖片來源:取自Poketle官網

實用又環保的保溫杯,一向是訪日旅客採購清單上的大熱門。從電器3C店到生活雜貨賣場,總有五顏六色一字排開的各式保溫杯,吸引消費者目光。

在這個早已成熟的市場,最近卻出現一支狂賣上百萬支,直接把大廠趕下熱銷排行榜的新秀─超迷你保溫杯「Poketle」。

這個原本被業界評為「絕對賣不出去」的新產品,卻因為正中消費者沒有被滿足的需求而熱賣,背後則是最近日本消費市場掀起的一股「低量商機」風潮。

這支爆紅保溫杯容量只有120毫升,連半杯水都裝不下,一開始還被業界評為是「絕對賣不出去」的業績殺手。

「喝兩口就沒了?」是很多人反射性的質疑。但再多看一眼,「很小,很可愛」,「好像很輕巧!」產品特有的小巧魅力,很容易讓人停下腳步,內心開始動搖。

「大小剛好,不會喝不完!」來台灣交流的日籍女老師,對《天下雜誌》記者說,這支「日本最小」保溫杯,解決了她常常飲料只喝一半的困擾,出差時帶上飛機,也很方便隨時補充水分。

「以前口渴時就去自動販賣機買飲料,但常常只有買的當下喝,之後收進包包就忘了,結果背了一整天,徒增重量,」一位男性部落客分享,有了迷你保溫杯後,「好想喝點熱飲」的時候,就能拿出自己準備的熱茶暖暖身,沒有重量負擔,還能幫自己省錢,回到公司時,也能當成水杯使用,用途不少。

也有媽媽出門必備一支來裝熱水,方便沖泡奶粉,有人更是依照飲品不同,備有多支同款保溫杯。

大膽創意卻遭遇內外夾攻的質疑

一開始被認為容量太少,實用性低的保溫杯,在各類消費者內心上演著各式幸福小劇場,但對開發者來說,卻曾經歷內外夾攻的質疑煎熬。

禮贈品代工產業出身的開發者小林裕介,多年前預見企業訂單將逐年下滑, 決定轉戰自有產品設計,設立Design Works Ancient 公司,想鎖定野餐餐盒、餐具市場。

但3年來一直找不到市場突破點,直到一年多前出差時,瞄到保特瓶容量,意外靈光一閃。

「市售保特瓶飲料的份量,對一般身材纖細的年輕女性來說,應該很困擾吧,」小林裕介發現,女性的包包等用品都出現了小型化的趨勢,但瓶裝飲料和隨身杯卻沒有瘦身。

雖然保溫瓶大廠已經朝「輕量化」改良,但他認為,只有徹底的小型化,才能真正解決消費者痛點,因此決心推出市場上從未出現過,僅有120毫升容量的超小保溫杯。

(取自Poketle官網)

大膽創新的想法,遭到員工、廠商、業界採購毫不留情的大潑冷水。「這麼小的產品,沒有人要買!」,「根據數據研究,沒有這個市場存在」,連小林裕介都曾憂心會不會賭錯尺寸,但仍相信自己對使用者情境的觀察,決定放手一搏。

結果,在2018年的秋季商品展示會上,一舉獲得日本「東急Hands」及「LOFT」這兩大生活雜貨連鎖品牌的青睞。商品上架之後,除了瞄準的主力客群年輕OL之外,男性上班族,以及無法提重物的銀髮族,都成為擁護者。

銷售量從原訂目標年銷5萬支,一舉衝上20倍之多的120萬支。除了雜誌、服飾紛紛聯名合作,其他知名生活雜貨例如Afternoon Tea午茶時光,也推出類似的商品搶攻市場。

打中消費者還沒被滿足的需求

違背業界常識,卻能成功爆紅的原因為何?

《日本經濟新聞》報導,小林裕介非常執著於對使用者的「體貼」,因此抓住了消費者「不想讓飲料喝一半」的需求,獨排眾議要徹底改善消費者尚未被解決的困擾。

此外,日本在東京奧運、世界杯橄欖球賽、令和元年等熱門話題,雖然帶動大量商機,但其實日常生活領域,卻是以「低量」的「低」字,作為引領市場的關鍵字。

例如低卡食品,低碳減塑,甚至廣受年輕族群歡迎的,有著寧靜低溫感的「角落生物」,而「Poketle」的低瓶身、低量,也正符合這個趨勢。

「低量策略」,也讓日本百年老店吉野家成功V字反轉,逆勢再起。

吉野家在2018年面臨銷售額一路下滑,2019年決定回頭聚焦在招牌菜單牛丼,思考「如何創造更多吃牛丼的機會」。

以男性客層為主,有著大口吃肉,大口扒飯形象的吉野家,很自然地推出「兩倍肉量,大碗飯量」的「超特盛」新產品,上市一個月,成功賣出100萬份。

但吉野家不只滿足於此,還逆向操作 ,「這麼大的量,不太可能每週都吃吧!」

吉野家希望,那些常常擔心「量太多會吃不完」的小食量客人,也能多走進吉野家,因此推出只有普通碗四分之三份量的小碗牛丼。

結果在半年之內,小碗牛丼累積銷售量竟悄悄超越一上市就熱銷的「超特盛」,讓吉野家光靠舊產品,就帶動業績大幅成長。

在低糖低鹽的健康意識高漲下,吉野家也思考,「力行低醣飲食的人,就不能成為我們的顧客嗎? 」

於是,吉野家和日本知名健身中心合作,推出符合營養基準又維持美味的牛肉沙拉,不到半年賣出150萬份,成功開發新客源,也拉抬營業額成長。

反覆思考消費者的使用情境

除了保溫杯、牛丼,「低量」、「減量」的訴求,也在各式生活用品中締造驚人佳績。

例如強調「一次只煮一合米(兩碗飯),也能煮出美味白飯」的電鍋,滿足頂客族夫妻不想吃隔夜飯的需求,單月銷售量是一般機種的5倍之多。

可以簡單收折為掌心大小,不佔空間的購物袋,創下每30秒賣出一個的熱銷佳績。

只有名片夾大小的皮夾,可以收納零錢,紙鈔,信用卡,卻容不下亂塞的收據發票,強迫消費者養成整理習慣,換得清爽整齊的皮夾。

在市場競品眾多,商品氾濫,但消費者已經不願過度消費的時代,這些產品得以抓住消費者,創下佳績的原因,吉野家負責為商品戰略操盤的常務伊東正明認為,反覆思考「究竟消費者是在什麼樣的情境下,會需要我們的商品?」想通了,就能找到熱門商品的秘訣所在。

本篇轉載自天下雜誌 施逸筠

(責任編輯:吳凱琳)

為何選擇STTOKE:終極的環保咖啡杯

為何選擇STTOKE:終極的環保咖啡杯

本篇翻譯自  Jasmine Vorley 的文章

終極的環保咖啡杯就是你只需要購買一次。
然而很多人持有很多咖啡杯但就是很少使用,因為這些杯子就是不夠好。容易漏、太大或是殘留奇怪的味道等劣質的咖啡杯因為隨意丟棄或是不夠常使用,反而造成更大的環境問題。相較於紙杯、塑膠杯,環保杯使用20到100次後,足以抵銷生產過程產生的碳排放量!
如同你可以預料到的,我們對於環保杯非常挑剔。對我們來說耐用及機能是最高的選物標準。一個杯子要提供足夠的誘因才可以讓你願意記得攜帶,隨時清洗乾淨。
讓我們來介紹STTOKE,這是澳洲墨爾本設計的咖啡隨行杯品牌,它以不影響咖啡風味著稱,目前也受到世界各地的歡迎。它獲得 2018 Good Design 產品設計類別的金獎。它的特點包含沒有矽膠殘味,保持飲品溫度,杯身的流線設計及豐富的顏色選擇!

BuyMeOnce Sttoke Cup Sizes

外觀

為們的第一印象,Sttoke外形勝過任何其他的環保杯,她的簡約又不失特色的外形。杯子本身具有一個修長的外形,沒有把手,沒有矽膠套,沒有過大的蓋子。雖然Sttoke有8oz(240ml)及12oz(360ml)兩個容量,但是我們選擇了8oz,因為這個高度適合所有的咖啡機,我們也很喜歡他的容量。這個杯子跟其他市場上的環保杯最大的差異在於她內膽採用防摔的德國水性陶瓷漆 Greblon®。這個陶瓷漆非常耐用,也非常容易清洗,不殘味。杯子本身是由高等級的不鏽鋼所製成,雙層真空就像一個保溫瓶一樣,外表有時尚的陽極塗層,底部裝有橡膠底能防滑。平坦的防潑漏設計杯蓋堅固透明,不會釋放出BPA,也有一個滑蓋設計方便飲用,橡膠防漏設計讓蓋子永遠嵌合於杯子內。A rubber seal keeps the lid snug inside the cup.

 

BuyMeOnce Sttoke Cup Build

保熱性

Due to the double-layered walls of the cup, the STTOKE offers a high level of insulation  – it promises a hot drink for 3 hours, and a cold one for 6 hours. We were pleasantly surprised to find this was accurate, so long as the drinking hole remained closed using the slider. No matter what temperature the liquid was inside, the outside of the STTOKE remained comfortable to hold. Burned mouths were a frequent occurrence whilst we adjusted to using the cup and accounting for its efficiency!

風味

When using reusable cups in the past, some BuyMeOnce team members have complained of an unpleasant silicone, plastic or metallic taste affecting the flavour of their morning brew. Despite having a plastic lid, the Sttoke seems to bypass this completely with its ceramic interior, and even after 30 days’ use keeps the pure taste of the beverage inside. Our frequent coffee drinkers have particularly noticed this – as flavour purists, they had been taking ceramic mugs to cafes! It’s no wonder the Sttoke is becoming well-known as the coffee connoisseur’s choice.

BuyMeOnce Sttoke Cup Taste

防漏性

Thanks to its rubber seal, the Sttoke’s lid is very snug. We’ve found it to be trustworthy when walking or driving, and have had no issue tucking it, full of hot liquid, under an arm to carry a bunch of other stuff. However, when the Sttoke promises to be ‘spill-proof’, we’ve found this only means it won’t pop open catastrophically. If it is knocked over on a table whilst full, a few drips do come out, and Stoke’s website does state this.

BuyMeOnce Sttoke Cup Spill Proof

人體工學

Despite having no handle or grip points, the Sttoke is designed to fit really nicely in the hand, feeling secure to hold. The lid is tight but easy to pry off safely, due to the slight extra lip on one side.Drinking from the Sttoke did take some getting used to, as the mouth hole is set pretty deep below the rim – about 1cm. With a fairly large hole and a slight channel guiding liquid out, this opening replicates drinking from a mug, without the sloshing risk. When you tip back the cup, a little pool of liquid is created in this channel, which you can slurp from carefully as you would any fresh cup of coffee.This clever design allows you to drink hotter liquid more safely and naturally, as temperature can be gauged with your lips. It may also be helping the flavour too, by minimising your mouth’s contact with plastic. With other lids we’ve tried, including disposable ones, you have to suck boiling liquid from a small hole, or tip it into your mouth hoping for the best.

BuyMeOnce Sttoke Cup Drinking

耐用度

When it comes to BuyMeOnce testing, it doesn’t matter how lovely a product is – if it doesn’t last, it’s not going to make the cut. The Sttoke cup is covered by a 2 year warranty against manufacturing defects, which is a good indication that it’s a well-made item. But during the month, we wanted to really put it through the wars. Our Sttoke suffered all kinds of abuse, surviving several drops whilst both full and empty. Not only did it not break, the lid stayed firmly on every time and only dripped a tiny amount of liquid. The stainless steel/ceramic material is clearly not just a pretty face.When reading other reviews of the Sttoke, a persistent gripe was that the outside surface gets easily scratched. Ours suffered a little throughout the month, but despite rough treatment the scratches on our metallic pink cup were neither extensive nor immediately visible. A matte coating might suffer more, however. Our conclusion? If you’re concerned about cosmetic damage, look after your cup and pop it in a cloth bag before stuffing inside your rucksack. And below surface level, the Sttoke really is one tough cookie.

BuyMeOnce Sttoke Cup Durability

清潔

We found the Sttoke cup to be very easy to clean – once we read on their website exactly how to do so properly! The sliding mechanism in the lid (an ideal place for grime to collect), can actually be popped out using a teaspoon handle, and all parts washed thoroughly. We at first didn’t realise that the Sttoke should be cleaned with a soft sponge only – the lid has subsequently gotten pretty scratched up from scourer use. This has not affected the functionality of the cup, but feeds into our general conclusion that this cup should be treated with care, in accordance with the manufacturer’s advice.

BuyMeOnce Sttoke Cup Cleaning

我們的結論

In a market saturated with countless reusable cups and travel mugs, the Sttoke manages to offer something better, and something different. Between all our team members we’ve tried so many cool cups made from organic bamboo, recycled materials and cork! But as soon as we get a hint of a bad taste, they’re relegated to the back of the cupboard. The Sttoke offers not just neutral flavour, but also a balanced ergonomic design, a sleek, minimalistic appearance and impressive durability. Crucially, these design features add up to real, consistent everyday use, and thus an actual positive difference being made upon the world. We believe strongly in refusing single-use items, and are now even more incentivised to do so.The Sttoke has converted us all: coffee snobs, office tea guzzlers and reusable cup newbies alike. The whole design has clearly been carefully considered, resulting in a beautiful product that offers a fantastic experience. It may require a little looking after, but for a clean taste and lasting heat, we think this product is worth it. The 2 year warranty is an extra assurance that Sttoke have faith in their design, and we’re certain that, with some care, your sturdy Sttoke cup could last for many, many years.

世界級咖啡比賽有哪些?

世界級咖啡比賽有哪些?

世界級咖啡比賽有哪些?

正如電影界有奧斯卡、音樂界有格萊美、新聞界有普利茲新聞獎、設計界有iF,咖啡界更有著以「世界咖啡奧林匹克」WBC世界咖啡師大賽為首的四大咖啡世界大賽——世界百瑞斯塔大賽(WBC)、世界拉花藝術大賽(WLAC)、世界咖啡杯測大賽(WCTC)和世界咖啡烘焙大賽(WCRC)。這些比賽的賽場便是咖啡師的最高榮譽殿堂,是咖啡競技的巔峰演繹。

咖啡拉花比賽 Latte Art

最常看見的比賽之一,也就是拿鐵拉花,英文是 Coffee Art 或是 Latte Art,在一般的咖啡店中點拿鐵咖啡也會有的拉花,通常都是愛心或是葉子的形狀,但比賽中透過雕塑或是咖啡師技術拉成不一樣的形狀,好的拿鐵拉花會讓喝咖啡時的心情更加愉悅,甚至說他是一門藝術也不為過,把咖啡當作畫布在咖啡上作畫一般!

World Latte Art Championship 世界拉花冠軍大賽

世界拉花冠軍大賽是最具代表性的比賽,隸屬於 World Coffee Event 的比賽,不只是杯子中的拉花要好看,整體過程像是一個表演,其中初賽包含了在吧檯區製作一杯選手創作圖樣的拿鐵拉花咖啡;以及競賽舞台上兩杯一致的拉花拿鐵以及兩杯創作一致的拿鐵而這個創作拿鐵也能夠使用雕花、裝飾,像是上圖有一隻兔子的拉花,透過評審評鑑後高分的人就能夠奪下冠軍。其中評分包含了環境的整理、咖啡本身的風味還有表演過程與颱風,不是只有咖啡的圖案就能取勝,畢竟到達了大賽殿堂的各國家代表沒有一個是省油的燈,綜合評分更加公平。

World Latte Art Championship世界拉花藝術大賽是由世界咖啡與活動先驅-WCE (World Coffee Events) 基於推廣精品咖啡以及基於精品咖啡發起的專業咖啡大賽,是世界第二大賽事,是咖啡拉花藝術的最高級別專業賽事。世界拉花藝術大賽是一項突出藝術表現力,挑戰咖啡師現場表演能力的賽事。

此競賽要求每位參賽選手在10分鐘時間內,只能以牛奶和咖啡為原料,以意式咖啡機和咖啡杯為用具,完成六杯飲品:兩杯相同的拉花瑪奇朵,兩杯相同的拉花拿鐵和兩杯相同的設計師花式(以牛奶、咖啡為基底的飲料,並可選擇任何工具和裝飾物來裝點飲料的表面)。

咖啡手沖大賽 Brew Coffee

手沖的技巧可以說是非常多種,每個國家選手都有不同的理解,對每一隻咖啡豆、器材都有不同的沖煮方式,比賽也更加有趣,每個人所使用的沖煮法、流速都有自己的一套模式,而這也是台灣人常常在世界上獲取名次的比賽項目。

World Brewers Cup 世界咖啡沖煮大賽

世界咖啡沖煮大賽分為兩個階段,初賽與決賽指定沖煮及自選沖煮兩種,而在決賽中以自選沖煮為主,也就是想要看每名選手在同樣的咖啡豆下透過不同的沖煮手法所呈現出來的咖啡風味而自選沖煮則是利用自己咖啡豆所沖煮出來的,通常比賽都會用頂級瑰夏咖啡,有許多人在比賽訓練就燒掉了幾十萬在練習上,要比這個比賽還並不是那麼容易的。

World Cup Tasters Championship (WCTC) 世界盃測大賽

評分部分有著濕香氣、風味、餘韻、酸質、醇厚度、平衡度以及整體印象,而選手展演部分則有風味描述以及顧客服務,整體上來說也很像一場咖啡服務介紹秀,除了顧好手中咖啡的風味更要注重颱風和表達。在 2016 的決賽中由日本的粕谷哲拿下冠軍,原本在電子業愛喝可樂而罹患糖尿病,因緣際會下喝到咖啡,開始鑽研對身體較為健康的咖啡,經過拜師學藝後呈就了他的手沖技術;第三名則是由我們台灣人王策所拿下,也代表著台灣的咖啡技巧在世界上可是不容小覷。有趣的是第二名的北歐女選手 Mikaela Wallgren 使用的是肯亞水洗豆而非常常奪冠的 Geisha 瑰夏咖啡,甚至這款豆子是他所工作的 Coffee Collection 的營業豆,讓人驚艷!

咖啡師大賽 Barista

最常碰觸的咖啡——意式咖啡,Espresso 的定義一杯為 1 oz,初賽需要一杯濃縮咖啡以及一杯搭配牛奶咖啡;複賽及決賽需要一杯濃縮咖啡、一杯牛奶咖啡以及一杯創意咖啡(以咖啡為基底但不含酒精),是一個兼顧技術以及創意的比賽。

World Barista Championship 世界咖啡師大賽

2016 年的 WBC 由台灣人吳則霖所拿下,在這個稱為咖啡奧運的比賽中要脫穎而出並不容易,在沖煮義式咖啡時由於高溫高壓,新鮮沖煮出來的 Espresso 其實相當燙口,高溫高壓下造成的難免,這也是許多咖啡師所要解決的課題,若讓評審覺得燙口或是杯子過燙難以拿取都會影響分數;但在吳則霖的研究下,發現冷卻咖啡把手居然能夠解決這個問題,讓評審入喉的 Espresso 溫度更加順口溫醇且留住更多咖啡的花香氣,在每一種咖啡沖煮方式下,都有人在不斷鑽研如何讓咖啡在有限的技術下越來越好喝。世界咖啡師大賽也是每年咖啡師所努力嚮往的殿堂,如果你致力成為一名咖啡師,祝福你能夠成功

每年由世界咖啡協會(WCE)承辦的卓越的國際咖啡大賽。大賽宗旨是推出高品質的咖啡,促進咖啡師職業化。世界咖啡協會,由歐洲專業咖啡協會和美國特種咖啡協會註冊成立於愛爾蘭都柏林。

世界百瑞斯塔咖啡師大賽的規則是,每位選手要在15分鐘時間內,製作出4杯意式濃縮咖啡、4杯卡布奇諾、4杯以意式濃縮為基底的創意咖啡。評委將從設備的運用、咖啡豆的拼配、製作咖啡的技巧、咖啡成品的口味和外觀、創意咖啡的創意度等方面,對選手進行評判。

World Coffee in Good Spirits Championship (WCSC)咖啡調酒世界錦標賽

由SCAE主辦,目的是激勵咖啡師提高知識與技能,在比賽中展示咖啡與烈酒的創意結合。從傳統的愛爾蘭咖啡到獨特的雞尾酒混合風味,這項比賽突出了咖啡師將咖啡與酒完美結合的技藝。

比賽要求每位參賽選手在8分鐘時間內,製作完成2杯相同的基於威士忌、糖漿、咖啡和奶油的熱愛爾蘭咖啡,以及2杯相同的、冷或熱的含酒精咖啡飲料,後者對使用的原料不做限制。這組咖啡飲料必須分開呈送,但對於先後順序不作要求。

World Siphonist Championship(WSC)世界虹吸壺大賽

由日本精品咖啡協會SCAJ主辦,09年擴展為世界級比賽。選手資格:具備兩年虹吸式煮法經驗,需由協會推薦。

比賽內容:初賽沖煮三壺,兩壺熱咖啡,另外一壺做兩杯創意咖啡。決賽沖煮五壺(4杯單品,4杯創意咖啡)。

 

本篇文章轉載自:每日頭條

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