The 2022 World of Coffee (WOC) event in Milan ended successfully with wide participants from all ovr the world
June 27 - 2022
Coffee Geography Magazine
The 2022 World of Coffee (WOC) event in Milan ended successfully which was held from June 23-25. The coffee industry business leaders from all of the world have attended this highly significant European event. The WOC, Specialty Coffee Association’s event is one of the annually organized platform where the coffee community comprise of the entire value chain exchange ideas and discuss the current global market situation. Beside the trade exhibition, the WOC also hosted a number of championships with different awards allocated to this year’s winners.
The event was initially planned to take place in Warsaw which later moved to Milan due to the Russian invasion of the neighboring Ukraine that caused closed to a million refugees fleeing the war to Poland.
The WOC event was postponed for a year before due to Covid-19 outbreak which was another setback to deliver the highly anticipated occasion for too long.
The organizer, the Specialty Coffee Association is a nonprofit, membership-based organization that represents thousands of coffee professionals, from producers to baristas all over the world. Built on foundations of openness, inclusivity, and the power of shared knowledge, the association fosters a global coffee community and support activity to make specialty coffee a thriving, equitable, and sustainable activity for the entire value chain.
Established in January 2017 as a result of the unification of the Specialty Coffee Association of America and the Specialty Coffee Association of Europe, the SCA combines rich histories on both sides of the Atlantic and around the world.
The former Specialty Coffee Association of America (SCAA) was established in 1982 by a small group of coffee professionals seeking a common forum to discuss issues and set quality standards for the specialty coffee trade. The former Speciality Coffee Association of Europe (SCAE) was formed at a meeting of representatives of the European coffee community in London in 1998.
By 2016, both organizations had close to 10,000 members combined and supported a thriving network of volunteer-led chapters across Europe. Today the SCA expanded throughout the world with national association with the same values and principles.