In the Coffe Arena, the best baristas of the boot continue to compete in the context of the Italian championships organized at Sigep 2023 by SCA Italy.

Yesterday, in the late afternoon, the titles in the ´Latte Art´ and ´Coffe Roasting´ competitions were awarded.

The first of the two championships saw the competitors demonstrate their manual dexterity and artistic spirit. The finalists challenged each other in the preparation of 4 artistic drinks based on coffee and milk, equal in pairs, and two espresso macchiatos with the ´free pour´ technique. Stefano Nodari from Brescia triumphed ahead of Alessandro Piscedda and Fabio Colicchia.

The Italian Roasting champion is instead Roberto Breno from Bergamo, who defeated the competition in the roasting competition which saw the competitors face off in a busy program of tests which ranged from the classification of the green coffee to the roasting and tasting of the roasted coffee. In second place went Davide Cobelli, third Lorenzo Mischiatti.

Instead, the Italian Cup Tasters title was awarded in the late morning of today. The competition saw the contestants demonstrate their ability to distinguish the differences in taste between different cups of Specialty Coffee. At the end of the final, Fabio Dotti from Brescia prevailed for the third consecutive year. In second place Emanuele Bernabei, third Roberto Cagnetta.

All championships are valid for qualifying for the specialty World Championships.