16 - 20 February 2020

Dubai World Trade Centre

Cezve/Ibrik Championship 2019


Cezve/Ibrik Championship 2019

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.

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!


30 of the region’s leading Barista’s competed over 5 days at the Cezve/Ibrik Championship during Gulfood 2019

Ibrik 2019

And the winners are!
Congratulations to champion Barista Peter Festin (Gnad Café, Sharjah) who took the Ibrik crown and Mark Uy from Gold Box Dubai who was announced as the UAE’s victorious Cup Taster in 2019.

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