CEZVE/IBRIK CHAMPIONSHIP – RULES & REGULATIONS CHANGES

Filip Bartelak on the changes of the Cezve/ Ibrik Rules & Regulations, on behalf of the Cezve/ Ibrik Working Group

The Cezve/Ibrik Championships was established to promote and excel this method of preparation coffee. Cezve and “classical” ibrik are probably the most known methods of preparing coffee in the world. As SCAE, we wish to reward those who use this method properly and by this are promoting high-quality coffee and services around the world.

Recently we decided to review the existing rules and regulations of this championship and we came to the conclusion that some changes are necessary in order to properly evaluate process of preparation and quality of beverages served. Our intention was to keep the familiar language and modus operandi of the competition, in order to make this championship friendlier and more accessible. We have decided to keep the same table setup as for other competitions, as to not create problems with hardware for future organizers of this events.

Read the complete article on the SCAE website.

DAVIDE BERTI WINS WORLD CEZVE/IBRIK CHAMPIONSHIP 2015

SCAE are delighted to announce this years’ winner of the Cezve/ Ibrik Championship as Davide Berti, from Italy. The 8th edition of the World Cezve/ Ibrik Championship took place in Athens, Greece on the 6th of February 2015 and was a closely fought competition. The event, held in conjunction with HoReCa Expo Greece and Loumidis Papagalos, gathered 8 participants across Europe.

The semi-final scores were as follows:
8. Reinhard Grebien (Austria) – 201, 5 points

7. Viktor Kuznetsov (Russia) – 335, 5 points

6. Vadim Granovskiy (UK) – 361, 5 points

5. Julia Saichuk (Ukraine) – 403 points

4. Stavros Michael (Greece) – 420, 5 points

3. Ecaterina Szasz (Romania) – 427, 5 points

2. Davide Berti (Italy) – 438, 5 points

1. Hazal Atesoglu (Turkey) – 446, 5 points

 

The final scores were as follows:

3. Hazal Atesoglu (Turkey) – 405 points

2. Ecaterina Szasz (Romania) – 409, 5 points

1. Davide Berti (Italy) – 422, 5 points

 

Congratulations to all the competitors for a hugely successful event. The Championship is a wonderful showcase of both tradition and innovation, with a rich and passionate history. Just in case you missed these, here the former two World Champions are giving us the perfect ‘how-to’ brew guide to an excellent Ibrik coffee. Also, here you can find an article about the Ibrik history.

2014 World Cezve Ibrik Champion, Stavros Lamprinidis, Greece

2014 World Cezve Ibrik Champion, Stavros Lamprinidis, Greece

A cezve (also known as ibrik) is a pot designed specifically to make a particular style of coffee that is vastly consumed in parts of Eastern Europe, the Middle East and North Africa. 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.

This event showcases the Cezve or Ibrik preparation of brewing coffee, set in a competition format that celebrates the cultural tradition. In this championship, it is encouraged that the competitors bring their own style/cultural element to their performance to showcase what is one of  the oldest forms of preparing coffee.

The 2015 World Cezve/Ibrik Championships will be held on 6 February 2015 at the Horeca Exhibition in Athens, Greece. SCAE are delighted to announce Loumidis Papagalos as the official partner of the World Cezve/Ibrik Championship 2015.

2014 Cezve Ibrik Championship Results

Champion: STAVROS LAMPRINIDIS – GREECE
2nd: ANNA MRAZOVA – CZECH REPUBLIC
3rd: MATT TOOGOOD – DUBAI
4th: DAVIDE BERTI – ITALY
5th: ECATERINA BEATRICE SZASZ – ROMANIA
6th: VADYM GRANOVSKIY – UK