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Published, Jun 18, 2018

World of Coffee 2018 in Amsterdam

We are incredibly excited to be attending the World of Coffee in Amsterdam this week.

This event is the absolute pinnacle of coffee and an essential event for coffee professionals with coffee roasters, baristas, green buyers and competitors travelling from all over the world to attend and experience the latest products, innovations, tastings and much more. This event is also the venue for the prestigious 2018 World Barista Championship where our Head of Coffee, Joshua Tarlo, is competing representing Origin and the UK after winning the UK Barista Championships back in April.


Joshua Tarlo’s routine - Wednesday 9.23am (8.23 am UK time)

The level of competition will be incredibly high as each entrant has qualified for this event by winning their respective national barista championships. The format for the event is as follows; competitors are expected to prepare 4 espressos, 4 milk drinks, and 4 original signature drinks to exceptionalstandards in 15 minutes.

An expected 60 champions from around the globe will compete for the title of 2018 World Barista Champion. Joshua is the second competitor up and will be brewing early Wednesday morning at 8.23am (UK time). The theme this year is how coffee can be a medium for sharing ideas and experience. Join us in supporting him by watching the live stream link below.

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Our main setup this year will be at the Roasters Village. We also have slots on the Marco and Kees stands as well as the La Marzocco stand, where we will be brewing on the incredible and innovative Leva X machine. Come visit us, have a chat and sample some of our incredible single-origin and mainstay coffee offerings.

Roasters Village, stand 36: Wednesday – Saturday. 10am – 5pm (9am – 4pm UK time)

Marco Brew Bar, stand B25: Thursday 10am – 1pm (9am – 12pm UK time)

La Marzocco stand: Thursday 2.30pm – 5pm (1.30pm – 4pm UK time)

Kees van der Westen: Friday 12.00pm – 3pm (11am – 2pm UK time)



As well as our full coffee roster that will be available on filter, we are brewing a special coffee on espresso this week to celebrate the World of Coffee.

La Huella is a natural Nicaraguan coffee produced by the Miersich family. The farm is located near the city of Matagalpa, at an elevation of 1,400 meters above sea level. Last year we cupped La Huella and were utterly blown away by it. It is a completely vibrant and complex cup that pushes the boundaries of what we expect from coffee.

La Huella translates as ‘the footprint’ in Spanish. It sits on a small plateau inside the Los Altos farm which is at the heart of so much of what we do.



The World of Coffee takes place at RAI Amsterdam Hall, from 21 - 23 June.