Why Participate ?

Welcome to The world coffee challenge 2022

International coffee competition celebrating and empowering coffee producers and their coffees of excellence. Only coffees that are roasted at origin and a true emanation of their terroir can enter the competition. The tasting will be conducted during Termatalia 2022 in Ourense, Spain, under the Presidence of Mercedes Gonzales. The Award Ceremony will also take place during this prestigious Fair: the best coffees in the world meet for an international competition in Galicia.

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First Edition of the World Coffee Challenge
Total Countries Present at Termatalia
Event Duration Sept 29-30 2022
Total Attendance At Termatalia in Spain

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Organization Committee

The team

Michel Bontemps


Quentin Rouyer


Mercedes González

President of the Jury
Competition Calendar

Main Dates


No, the World Coffee Challenge is not the first competition of its kind to be held. We are resolutely optimistic and prove that, by celebrating the best coffees in the world and demanding that they be roasted at origin, by using new technologies, and by encouraging the protection of identities and terroirs, the world of coffee can quickly free itself from the weight of old reflexes and clichés and evolve towards sustainability, respect for nature and for people.

Yes, the organizers have experience in this specific field that they have acquired in similar competitions in France. Quentin Rouyer, a graduate of HEC Paris in International Business, coordinated a coffee competition, led a coffee training program and founded Alternative Café, a brand of coffees exclusively roasted at origin. Michel Bontemps, recognized in the thermal world, has created an international water competition. Termatalia is organising its 19th international water competition this year.

Expert tasters are the pilar of the World Coffee Challenge. To lead them, we have the honor of counting on a renowned President, Mercedes Gonzales, who can thus promote the competition through the media and the professions of taste. The members of the jury, experts in their field, and real references, are among the best coffee tasters and baristas in Spain.

Competition Partners

Termatalia location

  • Finca Sevilla S/N, 32005 Ourense
  • Expourense