'World Aromaster Championship', that Selects Outstanding Coffee Specialist in the World will be held on Oct 29th(Sun) at Seoul Coffee & Tea Fair Exhibition, Yangjae aT Center.
World Aromaster Championship, is the world's first INTERNATIONAL SENSORY ANALYSIS competition that is collaboratively progressed by SCENTONE, the global flavor analysis specialized organization and ACE(The Alliance for Coffee Excellence Inc.), that hosts COE(Cup of Excellence).
Representatives from various countries around the world, Chile, Vietnam, Russia, Hong Kong, Taiwan and Honduras, including Korea will participate, competing in the form of tournaments. The participants will be judged on accuracy and promptness of the distinction, recognition, and ability of the coffee aroma.
The competition will be based on 'T100(COFFEE FLAVOR MAP T100)' of SCENETONE, the global standard coffee aroma kit, and it is expected to be provided by the coffee that has been selected by COE.
For this competition, 'SCENTONE BY PASS' flavor analysis method will be used by SCENTONE COFFEE FLAVORIST that has gone through advanced test, and by securing objectivity of coffee flavor evaluation through analysis of electronic nose, a clearer analysis of COE coffee, the world's best specialty coffee, will be made.
The 1st prize winner(1 person) in the finals, 1,500 USD and 2017 WAC 1st place trophy will be awarded, the 2nd prize winner (1 person) is awarded of 1,000 USD and the 2017 WAC 2nd place trophy, and the 3rd prize winner (2 people) will be awarded 400 USD and 2017 WAC 3rd trophy.
The preliminary competition in Korea will be held in September, and the participants will be recruited on a first-come-first-served basis for each area up to 100 people. It is expected that the preliminary competition for Seoul be held on Sep 28th at Seoul International Hotel Vocational College, preliminary competition in Daegu will be held on Sep 29th at the AG Coffee Academy, preliminary competition for Ulsan will be held on Sep 30th at the AG Coffee Academy.
Meanwhile, this 2017 World Aromaster Championship is sponsored by ACE, COFA Organizing Committee, Korean Coffee Research Institute, SCENTONE Aroma Academy as main sponsor, and is also together with La Barista School, Dans Coffee, Coffee Lab Asia, Tiamo, Kafema, Vietnam Barista School as gold sponsors.