Tasting championship

What else happened at Hostelco. We were there

Hello, coffee fans. We continue to detail more of everything that took place last week in this impressive edition of Alimentaria / Hostelco 2018. Within the framework of the multiple activities presented in the salon, an interesting coffee tasting contest was organized, proposed by the friends of Forum Cultural del café. It was the second tasting championship in Spain.

Putting the senses to the test

Xavi Iglesias catas

There I was, involved in a thousand things at the fair and I thought about signing up on by the way and participate. I didn´t even register in the list of participants. To my surprise, I’ve resulted second! The truth is that to be as good as a second place I hadn´t even prepared myself. Being second was a joy and a fantastic result, later I´ll do a sprint and I tell you how to train the senses to become a good taster. As in many things, the skills and senses that are used for tastings – not only of coffees but also of wines or other foods – you have to remember to train them, that is practice, practice, and practice.

The winner

Jesús Hernández Fernández was the one who took the title of best coffee taster in Spain, thus winning the first National Coffee Tasting Championship organized by Forum Café within the framework of the Hostelco Salon. This Aragonese was the taster who got the best score in a highly disputed final, in which I shared the spotlight with some of the best coffee tasters in the country. We were faced with several triangular tasting rounds of specialty coffees, plus a demanding memorization test.

café Hostelco 2018

A very good experience to share with all of you, and let´s prepare for the first place next year.

Thank you.

Xavi Iglesias

In love with coffee and service

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