Inaugural ASCA Australian Roasting Champion, Jack Allisey, has come second in the World Coffee Roasting Championships in Guangzhou, China overnight.

The final scores from the judges were announced on Thursday 14 December, with Allisey scoring a total of: 472.6.

“It was such an honour to represent Australia on the world stage amongst such a talented pool of competitors. I was oddly calm. I came in with two seconds to spare for the single origin roast and had to repeat my first blend but with plenty of time to spare.” Allisey said.

Professional coffee roasters representing 21 countries including Australia, went head to head for the title. In first and third place was Ruben Gardelli from Italy and Benjamin Pozsgai from Germany respectively.

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