Last week our Managing Director Andrew Tucker and Sales Manager James Bellis joined the Sanremo international team in supporting the World Latte Art and World Coffee in Good Spirits Championships in Berlin.
Organised by the Specialty Coffee Association, this year’s event was the biggest and best yet. The Sanremo stand was a hive of activity, located just in front of the main stage, alive with energy from Sanremo legends such as Carlo de Sordi and Ben Stephens who were on hand to share their passion and expertise with anyone who stopped by. It was also really special for Sanremo UK to see so many of our own coffee roaster partners from the UK making it over to Berlin getting stuck into the action.
The Sanremo Café Racer was the official machine sponsor for both of the World Championships and we were delighted to see the special edition custom racer supporting Baristas from every corner of the planet as they battled it out. It was an incredibly proud moment for us as machine sponsors when Dan Fellows claimed the World Coffee in Good Spirits Champion title for the second year running - What an insane achievement! We’d also like to shout out to Will Pitts for his sterling performance representing the UK for the first time on the World Latte Art Championship stage.
On the Saturday evening before the after partying had begun, Andrew addressed the audience to show gratitude to everyone involved and reflect on the experience for Sanremo Coffee Machines:
“I want to say a few words on behalf of Carlo de Sordi and Federico de Sordi, the owners of Sanremo SRL in Italy. A big THANK YOU to all the people at World Coffee Events, it’s been really fun as well as a lot of hard work helping create this event - a really great team of people to work with. To the competitors, the competition gets better every year, it’s a privilege to be a part of it. Finally, thank you to everyone from the Sanremo team who have made this all happen so well here in Berlin. And of course, the people back at the factory in Treviso, Italy who are building these beautiful professional coffee machines by hand every day to provide the world with this great equipment”
Thank you Berlin, Next stop… WARSAW 2020!