2017 Cezve/Ibrik Champion:
Karthikeyan Rajendram from United Arab Emirates

Cezve Ibrik Champion Karthikeyan Rajendram from United Arab Emirates

Photo by Norbert Cstaltos at Frame4Studio for World Coffee Events

A cezve (also known as ibrik) is a pot designed A still from a previous Cezve/Ibrik Championship specifically designed to make a particular style of coffee that is largely 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.

2017 Cezve/Ibrik Championship Results

Champion: Karthikeyan Rajendram of United Arab Emirates
2nd: Dionisis Moustis of Greece
3rd: Marina Khyuppenen of Russia
4th: Simone Cattani of Italy
5th: Anna Podoliak of Ukraine
6th: Sara Al-Ali of Saudi Arabia