Dubai hosts 2018 World Cezve/Ibrik Coffee Championship
Gulfood Za'abeel Hall 4, from February 18th to 22nd.
A renowned coffee championship organized by World Coffee Events (WCE), the 2018 World Cezve/Ibrik Coffee Championship takes place at Gulfood Za'abeel Hall 4, from February 18th to 22nd.
The Championship highlights one of the oldest styles of brewing coffee, the Cezve/Ibrik. The competition format celebrates this method’s rich cultural tradition, while encouraging competitors to bring their own style and flair to their performances.
The Cezve/Ibrik is a pot designed to make a concentrated beverage from finely ground coffee, by directly heating the vessel using a sand or gas heater. The body can be made of metal, brass, copper, or ceramic, but it features a distinctive long handle and a brim that is designed to serve the coffee. Cezve/Ibrik is a preparation style most commonly found in Eastern Europe, the Middle East, and North Africa.
Representing the UAE in the competition is Sumit Shreshta, the current UAE Cezve/Ibrik Champion. One of six competitors, Sumit is joined by world-class baristas representing Italy, Russia, Greece, Ukraine, and Turkey.
Alongside the Cezve/Ibrik Championship, some of the world’s best coffee competitors from competitions like the World Coffee Roasting Championship and the World Brewers Cup will showcase their skills and coffee mastery through a series of interactive All-Stars features, including mystery drink challenges, interactive performances, meet-and-greets, and more.