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Espresso Italiano Champion 2016

Espresso Italiano Champion 2016

Espresso Italiano Champion is the barista competition organized by the Italian Espresso National Institute (Inei). In eleven minutes the competitors have to dial in the grinding and prepare four Italian espressos and four Italian cappuccinos. Two technical judges evaluate their perfomance and four sensory judges from the International Institute of Coffee Tasters (Iiac) blindly assess the quality of the espressos and of the cappuccinos.
 
The path taken by the competitors to gain their place in the final phase of Espresso Italiano Champion 2016 was very long. Over 30 contests were held throughout the world and more than 300 professionals took this challenge. Selection brought 15 competitors from Italy to the semi-final along with 5 competitors from countries which hold the future of espresso: Japan, Korea, Taiwan, China and Thailand. The winners were challenged at Triestespresso. The Espresso Italiano Champion 2016 is Park Dae Hoon from Korea.
 
The semifinals and the final of the Espresso Italiano Champion 2016 will be hosted by Wega Coffee Machines at Host in October 2017.
 
Calendar of the preliminary competitions in 2016 (constantly updated)

22/04/16 - ITALY
G.I.Fi.Ze (Filicori Zecchini), Osteria Grande (BO)
Info: Filippo Spimi, tel. +39 051 945057, filippo.spimi@gifize.it
 
04/05/16 - ITALY
Wega Macchine per Caffè, Susegana (TV)
Info: Giulia Pregnolato, tel. +39 0438 1799700, giulia.pregnolato@wega.it
 
12/05/16 - ITALY
CMA Macchine per Caffè (Astoria), Susegana (TV)
Info: Elena Mattiuzzo, tel. +39 0438 6615, emattiuzzo@astoria.com
 
18/05/16 - ITALY
Ada (Caffè Mokarico), Borgo San Lorenzo (FI)
Info: Claudia Salvatici, tel. +39 055 8495085, claudiasalvatici@mokarico.com
 
23/05/16 - ITALY
La Genovese, Albenga (SV)
Info: Alessandro Borea, tel. +39 0182 50452, a.borea@lagenovese.it 
 
25/05/16 - ITALY
G.I.Fi.Ze (Filicori Zecchini), Uboldo (VA)
Info: Filippo Spimi, tel. +39 051 945057, filippo.spimi@gifize.it
 
27/05/16 - ITALY
G.I.Fi.Ze (Filicori Zecchini), Osteria Grande (BO)
Info: Filippo Spimi, tel. +39 051 945057, filippo.spimi@gifize.it
 
06/06/16 - ITALY
Torrefazione Caffè Schreyögg, Parcines (BZ)
Info: Stefan Schreyögg, tel. +39 0473 967700, stefan@schreyoegg.com 

06/06/16 - CHINA
Iiac China, Guangzhou
Info: Kelly Chan, tel. +86 20 3637 8856, kelly.chy@qq.com
 
07/06/16 - ITALY
Jolly Caffè, Grassina (FI)
Info: Stefano Belardinelli, tel. +39 055 645588, posta@jollycaffe.it 
 
09/06/16 - ITALY
Essse Caffè, Anzola dell’Emilia (BO)
Info: Barbara Chiassai, tel. +39 051 6425711, barbara.chiassai@esssecaffe.it 
 
16/06/16 - ITALY
Fiorenzato MC c/o Uba360, Mestre (VE)
Info: Daniele Salvatori, tel. +39 338 7611762, info@uba360.it

18/06/16 - CHINA
Iiac China, Guangzhou
Info: Kelly Chan, tel. +86 20 3637 8856, kelly.chy@qq.com
 
18/06/16 – KOREA
Iiac Korea, Cheongju-si
Info: Lee Yong Jun, tel. +82-2-423-1272, jun1107.lee@gmail.com
 
19/06/16 – KOREA
Iiac Korea, Seongnam-si
Info: Lee Yong Jun, tel. +82-2-423-1272, jun1107.lee@gmail.com
 
21/06/16 - JAPAN
Iiac Japan, Tokyo
Info: Yumiko Momoi, tel. +81-35411-6515, info@coffeetasters.jp
 
21/06/16 - JAPAN
Iiac Japan, Tokyo
Info: Yumiko Momoi, tel. +81-35411-6515, info@coffeetasters.jp
 
22/06/16 – JAPAN
Iiac Japan, Tokyo (Final)
Info: Yumiko Momoi, tel. +81-35411-6515, info@coffeetasters.jp
 
25/06/16 – KOREA
Iiac Korea, Seoul
Info: Lee Yong Jun, tel. +82-2-423-1272, jun1107.lee@gmail.com

25/06/16 - CHINA
Iiac China, Chengdu
Info: Kelly Chan, tel. +86 20 3637 8856, kelly.chy@qq.com

26/06/16 - CHINA
Iiac China, Chengdu
Info: Kelly Chan, tel. +86 20 3637 8856, kelly.chy@qq.com
 
26/06/16 – KOREA
Iiac Korea, Hwaseong-si
Info: Lee Yong Jun, tel. +82-2-423-1272, jun1107.lee@gmail.com

28/06/16 - CHINA
Iiac China, Beijing
Info: Kelly Chan, tel. +86 20 3637 8856, kelly.chy@qq.com

28/06/16 - ITALY
Milani, Lipomo (CO)
Info: Ambrogio Bernasconi, tel. +39 031 280778, bernasconi@caffemilani.it
 
30/06/16 - CHINA
Iiac China, Shanghai
Info: Kelly Chan, tel. +86 20 3637 8856, kelly.chy@qq.com

01/07/16 - ITALY
G.I.Fi.Ze (Filicori Zecchini), Osteria Grande (BO) (Final)
Info: Filippo Spimi, tel. +39 051 945057, filippo.spimi@gifize.it
 
02/07/16 - ITALY
Costadoro, Torino (TO)
Info: Fabio Verona, tel. +39 011 2483804, fabio.verona@costadoro.it
 
18/07/16 – TAIWAN
Iiac Taiwan, Taichung (Final)
Info: Yen Jing Yuan, tel. +886 423764885, jing1999sh@gmail.com
 
20/07/16 - CHINA
Iiac China, Guangzhou (Final)
Info: Kelly Chan, tel. +86 20 3637 8856, kelly.chy@qq.com
 
24/07/16 – KOREA
Iiac Korea, Seoul (Final)
Info: Lee Yong Jun, tel. +82-2-423-1272, jun1107.lee@gmail.com

26/07/16 - ITALY
Torrefazione Saturno, Alessandria (AL)
Info: Fausto Devoto, tel. +39 0131 341351, devotofausto@gmail.com

04/09/16 - THAILANDIA
Aroma Thailand, Bangkok (Final)
Info: Chattakarn Wannakool, tel. +66 2159 8999, chattakarnw@aromathailand.com

08/09/16 - ITALY
Vibiemme, Cinisello Balsamo (MI)
Info: Daniele Ricci, tel. +39 02 66016691, daniele.ricci@lavibiemme.it

09/09/16 - ITALY
Altogusto, Monastir (Cagliari)
Info: Piero Carlo Bisio, tel. +39 079 262620, piercarlo.bisio@altogustospa.com

18/09/16 - ITALY
Dersut, Conegliano (TV)
Info: Daniele Bitto, tel. +39 0438 411200, daniele.dersut@gmail.com
 
05/10/16 - GREECE
Mokarico, Atene
Info: Claudia Salvatici, tel. +39 055 8495085, claudiasalvatici@mokarico.co

 
Gianni Magkanas, Espresso Italiano Champion 2015, e Paolo Nadalet, presidente Istituto Nazionale Espresso Italiano (Inei)