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Registration is open for International Coffee Tasting 2019, the competition that rewards great coffee

International Coffee Tasting 2019 is coming soon: the eleventh edition of this competition organised by the International Institute of Coffee Tasters (Iiac) is returning, rewarding the world’s best coffees. The competition will be held on 10th and 11th December in Tokyo. Over the past ten years, this event has seen more than 1,000 different coffees going head-to-head. The key figures from the 2018 edition shine a light on the scope of this competition: over 322 coffees from 18 countries.

Organised with the scientific support of the CSA Italian Tasters, the high quality of this competition is based on the technical evaluations provided by the judges from the International Institute of Coffee Tasters (“Iiac”): a network that now counts almost 12,000 professionals in more than 40 countries around the world. The judges work completely blindfolded in accordance with the most stringent sensory analysis standards. All the data that they provide is statistically validated. Only products that pass the requirements established by the rules may receive a medal.

To register and for more information, please write to: claudia.ferretti@assaggiatori.com and michela.beltrami@assaggiatori.com

Espresso Italiano Champion 2018: Taiwanese professional wins the barista competition from the Italian Espresso National Institute

A 36-year old Taiwanese who has been in the coffee business for 18 years and is the owner of three coffee shops in Taipei: this is Chang Chung-Lun, the professional who won the Espresso Italiano Champion 2018 barista championship organised by the Italian Espresso National Institute (Inei), beating another thirteen baristas in the final phase of the competition hosted by the Mumac Academy between 26 and 28 November this year.
 
Now in its fifth year, the 2018 championship saw more than 350 baristas from eight countries compete with perfect espresso and cappuccino: Italy, Germany, Bulgaria, Japan, Korea, China, Taiwan and Thailand, in a total of 39 qualifying competitions. "In any case, you are all winners, for your commitment and your passion – this is how Simona Colombo, Marketing Director of Gruppo Cimbali, addressed the competitors – With you being here today, you are honouring Italian espresso".
 
The event was also an opportunity to present the research "The styles of Italian espresso" by the International Institute of Coffee Tasters (Iiac). This scientific survey was presented by Luigi Odello who explained that thousands of espresso blends, not only Italian ones, were analysed to identify five sensory families in the country. "Italian espresso is an expression of our national culture with local expressions", commented Odello.
 
The final phase of the Espresso Italiano Champion 2018 was held at the Mumac Academy in Binasco (Milan), the training centre set up in 2014 thanks to the commitment of Gruppo Cimbali to develop the culture of coffee from producer to consumer. In a short time, the Mumac Academy has become a flagship for international training, from plantations to sensory analysis, from the selection of green beans to roasting, from the preparation of espresso to latte art.
 
The winners of the previous editions of the Espresso Italiano Champion competition were the Italian Filippo Mezzaro (2014), the Greek Giannis Magkanas (2015), the Korean Park Dae Hoon (2016) and the Italian Fabio Dotti (2017).
 
The video is available at:
https://www.facebook.com/italianespresso/videos/315829012386971/
 
 

Record-breaking edition of the International Coffee Tasting 2018: all the winners

The twelfth edition of the International Coffee Tasting was held in Milan: a record-breaking edition with 322 coffees from 126 coffee roasters from 18 countries. The jury included 31 tasters belonging to the International Institute of Coffee Tasters (Iiac), from 12 countries. They made an enormous amount of work and awarded 95 gold medals to as many excellent coffees.

"The contest highlighted the great improvement in the quality of coffee at a global level, attracting attention from the Far East, Canada and the USA with some very interesting proposals, with a new focus towards Italian espresso blends of high sensory value from roasters – stated Luigi Odello, CEO of the International Institute of Coffee Tasters (Iiac) – All of this in a historical period in which it is increasingly difficult to find high-quality green coffees. For the consumer, the gap between low quality and true excellence is widening, so the ability to choose becomes fundamental".

The samples were prepared by a team of professionals (Roberto Sala, Fabio Consonni, Angelo Gregio and Chihiro Yokoyama) and the judges made completely blind tastings. All of the results were statistically verified with the Big Sensory Soft software. 95 gold medals were awarded exclusively to coffees above the established threshold value and in any case no more than 30 % in each category.

Technical sponsors of the event were Wega Coffee Machines, Compak Coffee Grinders and Grondona.

Below is a list of the gold medals awarded, by category and in alphabetical order by company.

 

FILTER (CAT. A)

·       Taiwan; Cama Coffee Inc.; Chocolate Prince

·       Korea; Coffee Bang-A; Ethiopia OMA

·       Korea; Darich; Bless

·       Taiwan; Hold Café; Hold No.1 Blend

·       Japan; Kotobukiya Coffee Inryousha & Co., Ltd.; Gesha-Chaka

·       China; Luckin Coffee (China) Ltd ; Drip Coffee #H

·       China; Suzhou Qiao Xuan Food Co., Ltd.; Indonesia Long Berry

·       Taiwan; Tchampion Coffee Company; Selection Yirgacheffe

·       China; Wellstand Foods (Lang Xi) Co., Ltd.; Drip Coffee #8

 

MOKA (CAT. B)

·       Peru; Agrifood Solutions Eirl.; Valleymount Coffee (Vilcabamba, Cusco – Peru) Medium Roast

·       Usa; Caffè Umbria Inc.; Leone Blend

·       China; Guangzhou City Bai Li Fresh Food Co., Ltd.; Gaolingyu Mocha Coffee Beans

 

AUTOMATIC COFFEE MACHINES (CAT. C)

·       Taiwan; Catamona Trading Co., Ltd.; Signature Blend Café

·       China; Guangzhou City Bai Li Fresh Food Co., Ltd.; Guijue Full-Automatic Italian Coffee Beans

·       Russia; Mikale; Flamenco

·       China; Suzhou Qiao Xuan Food Co., Ltd.; Automatic Coffee Machine 2

 

SINGLE SERVE (CAT. D)

·       Italy; Apulia Vending S.r.l. – Morola Caffè Italiano; Morola Ltd. Edition

·       Italy; Caffè Agust S.r.l.; Elegante

·       Italy; Musetti S.r.l.; Cialda – Cremissimo

·       Italy; Omkafè S.r.l.; Cialda Diamante

·       Italy; T.m. S.r.l. Torrefazione Dei Fratelli Morandini & C.; Caffè Classe – Miscela Biologica 100% Arabica In Capsule Compostabili

 

ITALIAN ESPRESSO (CAT. E)

·       Italy; Angelo Morettino S.r.l.; Reserve 100% Arabica

·       Italy; Angelo Morettino S.r.l.; Terrae 100% Arabica Pure Organic Coffee

·       Italy; Antoniana Caffè S.r.l.; Dolce Rosso

·       Italy; Boutic Caffè S.a.s. Di Di Feo Paolo e C.; Dolcezza

·       Italy; C.i.t. Torrefazione Il Griso S.n.c. Di Balzan C. e Biscotti A.; "La Storica 19-91" 100% Arabica

·       Italy; Caffè Agust S.r.l.; Natura Equa Bio Fairtrade

·       Italy; Corsino Corsini S.p.a.; Estrella

·       Italy; Costadoro S.p.a.; Costadoro Coffee Lab

·       Italy; Dacatè S.r.l.; Arditi Espresso Arabica 100%

·       Italy; Dacatè S.r.l.; 1961 Organic Biologico

·       Italy; Dersut Caffè S.p.a.; Oro

·       Italy; Diemme Industria Caffè Torrefatti S.p.a.; Cortese Electus

·       Italy; Granonero S.r.l.; Silver

·       Italy; La Genovese S.a.s.; Caffè Anniversario Metal Box

·       Italy; La Genovese S.a.s.; Caffè Juta Bio UTZ

·       Italy; Lavazza S.p.a.; Gran Espresso

·       Italy; Moka Rica S.p.a.; Cafè Antigua

·       Italy; Mokabar S.n.c. Di Bertolino E. e C.; Miscela "Bar"

·       Italy; Mokador S.r.l.; Caffè Gualtieri Top Line Arabica

·       Italy; Mokadoro; Salvador

·       Italy; Mokito S.p.a.; Mokito 100% Arabica Miscela Bianco

·       Italy; Mokito S.p.a.; Mokito Miscela Smeraldo

·       Italy; Musetti S.r.l.; Gold Cuvée

·       Italy; So.Ge.Ca. S.n.c. Di Mischiatti Lorenzo e C.; Mister Caffè Miscela Crema Di Aromi

·       Italy; T.m. S.r.l. Torrefazione Dei Fratelli Morandini & C.; Miscela Maxima 100% Arabica

·       Italy; T.m. S.r.l. Torrefazione Dei Fratelli Morandini & C.; Biocaffè Fairtrade 100% Arabica

·       Italy; Torrefazione Bugella S.a.s.; 100% Pura Arabica Coffee

·       Italy; Torrefazione Caffè Avana di Turrini Roberto; Miscela "Degustazione Sublime"

·       Italy; Torrefazione Caffè Gran Salvador S.n.c.; Gold Medal 4321

·       Italy; Torrefazione Mokasol Di Stretti Stefano; Gran Bar

·       Italy; Torrefazione S. Salvador S.r.l.; Super Bar

·       Italy; Torrefazione Saturno Notti Pietro & C. S.r.l.; Miscela 1 Bar Caracol

 

INTERNATIONAL ESPRESSO (CAT. F)

·       Taiwan; B.M Coffee; Wild Grassland

·       China; Beijing Edyd Trade Co., Ltd.; EJ Coffee Classic Blend

·       Korea; Boston Company; Boston Trinity

·       Spain; Cafes Foronda; Blend De Arabicas

·       Spain; Cafés La Brasileña, Sa.; Etiopia Sidamo

·       Spain; Cafés La Brasileña, Sa.; Blend 5 Alturas

·       Korea; Candy De Shot ; Golden Cream

·       Taiwan; Catamona Trading Co., Ltd.; Signature Blend Café

·       Taiwan; Catamona Trading Co., Ltd.; House Blend Café

·       Russia; Coffee-Center; Region 27

·       Korea; Darich; Park In Ki

·       Taiwan; Drink Coffee First; Beloved

·       Slovenia; Droga Kolinska; Barcaffé Espresso Tradizione

·       Slovenia; Droga Kolinska; Barcaffé Espresso Prestigio

·       Korea; Edison Coffee; Edison Espresso Blending

·       China; Fishtank; Embody Sunshine

·       China; Fishtank; High

·       Taiwan; GB5 Coffee; No.96 Blend

·       Spain; Grupo Dromedario, Sa.; Grupo Dromedario – "Kenia Gicherori"

·       China; Guangzhou Jiada Trade Co., Ltd.; uSmile Coffee D8

·       China; Guangzhou Jiada Trade Co., Ltd.; C·Taipei D5

·       Thailand; K.V.N. Import Export (1991) Co., Ltd.; Aroma Blend F2

·       Thailand; K.V.N. Import Export (1991) Co., Ltd.; Aroma Blend F1

·       Thailand; K.V.N. Import Export (1991) Co., Ltd.; Aroma Champion Blend

·       Switzerland; Kaffeehaus; Tibits St. Gallen

·       Switzerland; Kaffeehaus; Cafuche

·       Japan; Ltd. Company Bankoku Coffee; Espresso Bitters & Rich Blend

·       China; Luckin Coffee (China) Ltd ; Espresso Coffee #A

·       Canada; Milano Coffee; Turks Crown

·       Usa; Orinoco Coffee & Tea, Ltd.; Espresso Anniversario

·       Thailand; P&F Coffee Ltd. Partnership; P&F Espresso Blend

·       Thailand; P&F Coffee Ltd. Partnership; MadDog Blend

·       China; Render Coffee (Shanghai) Co., Ltd. ; Render Reserve 2018

·       Taiwan; Roasting Creative Co., Ltd.; Gift

·       China; S.O.E Coffee Roasters; Square Of Eight Seasonal Blend

·       China; Seng Pan Food Company Ltd.; Kiss Blend

·       China; Seng Pan Food Company Ltd.; Dream Chaser Blend

·       Taiwan; Tchampion Coffee Company; Kato Sun

·       China; Wahshing Coffee Ltd.; Swiss Coffee

·       Taiwan; Wolong Coffee Studio; Qingyun Blend

·       China; Xishen (Anhui) Food Co., Ltd.; Halloween

·       China; Xishen (Anhui) Food Co., Ltd.; Fly Cock

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Registration is open for the International Coffee Tasting 2018, the international coffee competition

International Coffee Tasting, the international coffee competition organised by the International Institute of Coffee Tasters (Iiac), returns to Italy. With twelve years in business and ten editions in Italy and Asia and over 1,000 coffees from all corners of the world, the competition relies on the collaboration between offices in Italy, Japan, Korea, China and Taiwan and the international community of Iiac tasters, now with almost 12,000 professionals in more than 40 countries around the world.

Coffees from all over the world, extracted in all possible forms, compete for the coveted gold medals in a competition with clear and simple features that define and convey the value of the event: assessment entrusted to panels of tasters from the International Institute of Coffee Tasters (Iiac), who work completely blindly according to the most stringent sensory analysis criteria; a precise set of rules; rigorous scientific standards; a pool of judges and samples from all over the world; and a steady and consistent development.

Participation brings lots of benefits

The winners of the competition will be awarded a certificate and gold medal as well as marketing tools that have already been used successfully by the winning roasters of previous editions. The tasters who assess the coffees during the competition will all be coffee professionals, selected according to their in-depth knowledge of the Iiac method. For all participating coffees, a sensory profile will be created and delivered directly into the company’s hands.

Want to know more?

To experience being in the room with the tasters, watch the video from the 2016 edition.

 

 

You can also listen to Iiac President Luigi Odello, giving further details on the competition in his speech. 

 

See what happened at the International Coffee Tasting Asia 2017 here .​​​​​​​

 

To register your coffee

To register, simply follow the instructions in the regulations  here.

For more information

 

Visit us: www.coffeetasters.org

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The protection and dissemination of the Italian Espresso are strengthened by the creation of Inei Limited Co. Benefit​​​​​​​

The Italian Espresso National Institute (Inei), which has been committed to the protection and dissemination of Italian Espresso since 20 years ago, has decided to become Inei Limited Co. Benefit, in order to make its actions even more intense and effective.

The Italian Espresso National Institute (Inei) gathers 35 members including equipment manufacturers, coffee roasters and supporting companies (aggregate turnover of approximately € 700 million). The decision to transform into Inei Limited Co. Benefit has been taken to make Inei’s commitment to the protection and dissemination of Italian Espresso ever more intense and effective.

"Inei was born in 1998. Twenty years after its foundation we have opted for a transformation that will allow us greater and better operations – commented Paolo Nadalet, the president of Inei – The legal form of Limited Co. Benefit was chosen to protect the spirit of Inei, as this form requires the board of directors to identify and pursue social interest purposes, to be duly reported at the end of each financial year".

"The protection of the Italian Espresso obviously remains the heart of Inei’s action and, in this sense, it will continue to guide our choices – added Luigi Odello, secretary general of Inei – Our commitment remains strong on both the national and the international markets, in terms of training of operators, with the support of the International Institute of Coffee Tasters (Iiac), as well as in terms of product quality control and events to help dissemination, such as our Italian Espresso Champion Competition".

 

 

Inei was assisted by the Ntcm law firm with a team comprising Vittorio Noseda, Luigi Ardizzone and Fabio Rebesco.

 

 

All the awarded coffees of the International Coffee Tasting Asia 2017

The eleventh edition of the international competition organised by the International Institute of Coffee Tasters (Iiac) was held in Guangzhou, China; 39 gold medals were awarded to coffees from Italy, Canada, China, Korea, Spain, Taiwan and Thailand


The eleventh edition of International Coffee Tasting took place in Asia, in the city of Guangzhou (China). 162 coffees from nine countries (Australia, Canada, China, Italy, Japan, Korea, Spain, Taiwan and Thailand) took part in this edition. The judges were 28 tasters of the International Institute of Coffee Tasters (IIAC), all Asian professionals.

Iiac member of the board and director of this year’s event Carlo Odello had this to say, “As always, International Coffee Tasting applies the strictest tasting and scoring methods, with a minimum threshold for a medal and up to a 30% cutdown of the competitors. We can observe significant qualitative growth in the coffees produced in the new Asian markets and a positive affirmation of thos Italian coffees which manage to balance structure and aromatic richness”.

The Asian market is probably the largest coffee laboratory in the world right now. Mr Odello added that, “The vast majority of the countries in the area are tea-based cultures; light roasting with fruity, floral and acid notes can satisfy the palate of the new consumers. Espresso, including the Italian one, is playing an increasingly important role, especially as a base for milk-based drinks, much loved in this part of the world. Pure espresso is a cult for a few connoisseurs”.


List of the Gold Medals by category and in alphabetical order.

FILTER (CAT. A)
  • China, Beijing Edyd Trade Co. Ltd, Ej Coffee Ethiopia Hanbelle G1
  • Korea, Café Waan, Amore
  • Taiwan, Cama Coffee Inc., Golden Mandheling And Brazil Blend
  • Korea, Coffea Syndrome, Yirgacheffe
  • Korea, Croc & Coffee, Khk

AUTOMATIC COFFEE MACHINE (CAT. B)
  • Taiwan, Cama Coffee Inc., Cama Breakfast Blend 1
  • Taiwan, Cama Coffee Inc., Cama House Blend (HB)

SINGLE SERVE (CAT. D)
  • Italy, Torrefazione Paranà S.r.l., Miscela Espresso Italiano in Monodose
  • Italy, Torrefazione San Salvador S.r.l., Capsule San Salvador

ITALIAN ESPRESSO (CAT. E)
  • Italy, Angelo Morettino S.r.l., Caffè Morettino Reserve 100% Arabica
  • Italy, Apulia Vending S.r.l., Caffè Morola Oro
  • Italy, Caffè Fantino di Fantino Paolo & C. S.a.s., Start Miscela Bar Biologica 100% Arabica
  • Italy, Dacatè S.r.l., Golden Brasil Coffee in Black
  • Italy, Diemme Industria Caffè Torrefatti S.p.a., Miscela Oro
  • Italy, Errepi S.r.l., Subito
  • Italy, Taurocaf di Alberto & Anzola S.n.c., Caffè Alberto Miscela Pappagallo Rosso
  • Italy, Taurocaf di Alberto & Anzola S.n.c., Caffè Alberto Miscela Pappagallo Oro
  • Italy, Torrefazione Caffe Roen di Sergio Bendinelli, Espresso Bendinelli 100% Arabica Gourmet
  • Italy, Torrefazione Caffe Roen di Sergio Bendinelli, Caffè Roen 100% Arabica
  • Italy, Torrefazione Saturno Notti Pietro & C. S.r.l., Miscela di caffè "1 Bar Super"

INTERNATIONAL ESPRESSO (CAT. F)
  • China, Beijing Edyd Trade Co. Ltd, Ej Coffee Select Blend Espresso
  • China, C•Taipei, M9 Coffee Blend
  • Taiwan, Café Bank, Emperor Seal
  • Korea, Coffee Bang-A, Red Orange
  • Korea, Coffee Bang-A, Rainbow
  • Taiwan, Da Vinci Creative International Company Ltd., Colnago Blend
  • Spain, Grupo Dromedario S.a., Dromedario Especial Espresso
  • China, Guangzhou City Bai Li Fresh Food Co. Ltd, Semi-Automatic Coffee
  • China, Guangzhou City Bai Li Fresh Food Co. Ltd, Moka Coffee
  • China, Hainan Wancup Food Co. Ltd., Wancup Green Label Espresso
  • Taiwan, Hsieh Ming Wei, Angel Coffee
  • Thailand, K.V.N. Import Export (1991) Co. Ltd., Amabile Blend (Aroma Brand)
  • Canada, Milano Coffee Ltd., Concept #9
  • Canada, Milano Coffee Ltd., Silk Lili
  • Korea, Orosy Coffee, Orosy-Dal
  • Korea, Orosy Coffee, Shining Rosy
  • China, Replus Coffee Co. Ltd, Carter Espresso Coffee
  • Taiwan, Saki Café, Saki Espresso
  • China, Seng Pan Food Company Limited, Aden Blend
  • China, Shanghai Jinzhan Food Management Co. Ltd., Mask Coffee
  • China, Shanghai Jinzhan Food Management Co. Ltd., Lady Coffee
  • Taiwan, T Champion Coffee Company, Blackcat In Tango
  • Taiwan, Tsun-Wu Liu, Etude
  • China, Wahshing Coffee Limited, Sunshine Blend
  • China, Wahshing Coffee Limited, Blooming Season
  • China, Wahshing Coffee Limited, Espresso
  • Taiwan, Yao Wen Chang, Super Sweet Poetry
  • China, Yu Zuo Zhi International Trading (Shanghai) Co. Ltd, Tjc Classical Formula

Fabio Dotti is the 2017 Italian Espresso king

Fabio Dotti, 21 years old, is the winner of the fourth international edition of the Espresso Italiano Champion, the barista competition organised by the Italian Espresso National Institute (Inei). After an entire year of challenges in eight countries around the world (Italy, Japan, China, Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, Bulgaria and Germany) involving over 400 baristas, just four professionals made it to the final: Sun Lei (China), Ruffy Chan (Taiwan), Piyaphong Sihawong (Thailand) and Fabio Dotti (Italy). 

The young professional barista and trainer won the Espresso Italiano Champion title by setting the perfect grinding and subsequently preparing four espressos and cappuccinos with a blend approved by the Italian Espresso National Institute (Inei). A race against time (just 11 minutes) and under the watchful eyes of the technical judges and subjected to the ruthless blind verdict of the sensory judges from the International Institute of Coffee Tasters (Iiac).
“The Espresso Italiano Championship is a relevant competition as it regards the daily tasks and commitments of a barista – Fabio Dotti said – The beauty of this competition is that its complexity puts you to the test: you must manage your emotions and equipment impeccably in order to deliver the perfect espresso and cappuccinos”.
“The competition continues to grow and reaffirm its distinguishing character. It is far more than a just a competition, but a real training opportunity that enables us to transfer our knowledge of Italian espresso to the world – commented Paolo Nadalet, Chairman of the Italian Espresso National Institute (Inei) – The competition’s prominence is reflected by the rising number of participating baristas year-on-year and the glowing support from its followers”.   
“The key element of the Espresso Italiano Champion’s success is encouraging the baristas to be ambassadors for Italian espresso all over the world and to become role models for their colleagues – stated Luigi Odello, General Secretary of the Italian Espresso National Institute (Inei) – For the tradition to be kept alive, even innovated, it must be continued by highly-skilled and motivated professionals, like the ones we met within this edition of competition”.
The international final was hosted at Host 2017 by Wega Coffee Machines. The international semi-finals were hosted by La Genovese, Dersut Caffè, Essse Caffè and Mokador. 
Past Espresso Italiano Champions have been Filippo Mezzaro from Italy (2014), Giannis Magkanas from Greece (2015) and Park Dae Hoon from Korea (2016).
 
Watch the video here:
 
 

Espresso Italiano Champion 2017: international semi-finals and final at Host 2017

15 baristas from 8 countries competing at the international semi-finals of the Espresso Italiano Champion 2017: only 4 will make it to the international final and compete for the title. The international semi-finals of Espresso Italiano Champion 2017, the Italian Espresso National Institute’s barista competition, will take place at Host 2017 in Milan on Sunday 21 October, the international final on Sunday 22 October.

The path taken by the competitors to gain their place in the semi-final phase was very long. Over 40 contests were held in 8 different countries (Italy, Japan, China, Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, Bulgaria and Germany) and more than 400 professionals took this challenge. Selection brought 15 competitors the semi-final which will be held on Sunday 21 Octobet at the following booths:

  • La Genovese, Pav.14, Stand H22, 11:00 AM
  • Dersut Caffè, Pav.14 Stand L39, 2:00 PM
  • Essse Caffè, Pav.18, Stand B50 C57, 2:00 PM
  • Mokador, Pav.18 Stand D50 E51, 2:30 PM
Only four of the competitors will make it to the international final which will take place at Wega’s booth (Pav. 24, Stand D52 D60) on Sunday 22 October at 3:00. Baristas will compete for the title on a Wega MyConcept EPU espresso machine and a Wega 6.4 Instant grinder.
 

Sensory analysis of the Italian espresso at Host 2017 with the International Institute of Coffee Tasters (Iiac)

The International Institute of Coffee Tasters (Iiac) is at Host 2017 with a series of events devoted to the Sensory analysis of the Italian espresso. At Host 2017, in Milan from 20 to 24 October, the International Institute of Coffee Tasters (Iiac) offers three events devoted to the Sensory analysis of the Italian espresso, in collaboration with three different partners.

The first is a seminar dedicated to Italian espresso tasting, which will be held on Friday 20 October from 2 pm to 2.45 pm as part of Cafe Chronology, a show organized by Specialty Coffee Association (Sca) and World Coffee Events (Wce) in partnership with MUMAC. An opportunity to discover the Iiac tasting method, the same used in Italian Espresso National Institute (Inei) certification. The seminar will be conducted in English by Carlo Odello, Iiac member of the board.

Iiac will also provide scientific support for Caffè Milani in its historical tasting sessions throughout the whole fair. Today’s espresso does not have the same aroma as the espresso sipped by our grandparents and great-grandparents. What was the coffee profile of the past and what will it be in the future? To answer this question, Caffè Milani restores and displays coffee machines from three different eras, with the recreation of the blends used in the past and a guide available for visitors.

On Monday 23 October, from 2.30 to 3.30 pm, IIAC will be the guest of Mumac Academy, with a new seminar on sensory analysis, taking advantage of the opportunity to study in more detail certain technical points tied to the psycho-physiology of the sensory analysis of our coffee. In particular, it will focus on the function of the olfactory system and on the olfactory components of a cup of Italian Espresso. The seminar will be conducted in English by Carlo Odello.

Again at Host 2017, IIAC presents the new edition of Espresso Italiano Tasting at Stand T32 in Pav. 22. This book has been an essential guide for numerous operators in the coffee sector in their training on Italian espresso tasting. The previous edition of 2002 was a bet that paid off for Iiac, who translated it into 11 languages, intended primarily for its own community of associates (more than 10,000 in over 40 countries around the world) and, naturally, for whoever wishes to learn more on the subject.

New edition of Espresso Italiano Tasting: the sensory analysis of the Italian espresso in a single volume

The new edition of the International Institute of Coffee Tasters’ book, a bestseller in the coffee business, will be presented at Host 2017. The book that has proved essential in the training of many professionals in the coffee business returns with a totally new edition: Espresso Italiano Tasting, guide to the sensory analysis of the Italian espresso. A bestseller right from the first edition in 2002 and a bet that paid off for the International Institute of Coffee Tasters (Iiac), which has translated it into 11 languages, intended principally for its associates (more than 10,000 in over 40 countries around the world) and, naturally, for anyone who wishes to learn more on the subject.

A book with one eye on the future right from the very first edition. “Iiac’s year of foundation puts it among the longest-operating organizations of the sector: 1993. Created to develop coffee tasting methods, its success story has been interwoven with the unique and compelling coffee extraction that is the Italian espresso,” points out Luigi Odello, Iiac Chairman and co-author of the book. “It was clear to the founders of the Iiac right from the start that they needed an accurate method of sensory analysis to measure the characteristics of the Italians’ best-loved cup of coffee.”

A book that serves and is of immediate use primarily to the coffee sector. “Indeed, the coffee industry distinguishes itself inasmuch as it is incredibly fragmented over space and time,” continues Carlo Odello, Iiac advisor and co-author of the volume, “so there is the risk that the different parts fail to understand each other, which is why sensory analysis assumes a crucial role today: it enables the parts involved to discuss the product in an effective manner and contributes to achieving their set objectives, the most worthy of which is to offer a high-quality espresso.”

The new edition of Espresso Italiano Tasting will be presented at Host 2017 in Milan from 20 to 24 October in the area of the Italian National Espresso Institute and the International Institute of Coffee Tasters (Pav. 22, Stand T32).