A unique and different cupping championship
Open de Cata is a unique and different championship that combines the modalities of free cupping, sensory memory and triangulation. cupping, sensory memory and triangulation.It has established itself as a prestigious championship at international level due to the difficulty of the tests, the prizes and the quality of the participants. the difficulty of the tests, the prizes and the quality of the participants.
We will bring together in Barcelona, the best coffee tasters in the world, among which are world-renowned professionals in the field of coffee coffee cupping.
What does the Open de Cata consist of?
Qualification to the final
Sensory Memory - 8 coffees
The first step of this round is for all participants to taste for 20 minutes 8 coffees from Brazil, Central America, Africa and Asia with information on the country of origin, farm, variety and process. During this time, they have to taste the coffees and memorize the unique characteristics of each batch.
Once all participants have completed the previous step and written down their notes, we move on to the next part in which they will try out the 8 coffees and have to remember the taste of each cup.placing the cups in the place marked for each coffee according to what you think is each one of them (you can use the notes made in the previous step).
The 8 participants who get the most coffees right go on to the final.
The Final consists of two parts:
Sensory Memory - 6 Coffees
This phase of the championship has the same protocol as Part One but this time with coffees representing only two countries, a total of 6 coffees. only two countries, a total of 6 coffees. In front of the participants 6 thermoses prepared in filter will be placed and they will have 20 minutes to taste the coffees. During this time they have to test, describe and memorize the unique characteristics of each batch.
After the 20 minutes, rounds of 4 participants will be organized and the 6 coffees will be tasted, this time without the name marked, now the participants have to taste the flavor and place the cups as they think each cup corresponds. taste the flavor and place the cups according to what they think corresponds to each cup..
This part of the championship has the same rules as the World Cup Tasters Championship .same regulations as the World Cup Tasters Championship.The difference is that the participants have 6 minutes and 6 triangulations to taste. Inside each triangle there are two cups with the same coffee and one cup with different coffee. During these 6 minutes the tasters must find the distinct cup and set it apart from the rest.
For each correct cup the competitor will have one point and if there is a tie between several people, priority will be given to the person who has tasted the cup in the shortest time..
Here you can download the complete protocol of the Open de Cata:
Get ready, train and come and participate !
This new edition of the Open de Cata 2023 has taken place together with our corporate event Encuentros Cafeteros, the events have been organized on October 19, 20 and 21 in Castelldefels, Barcelona.
The Tasting Open started on Friday with a total of 24 participants, coming from Ukraine, Poland, Russia, Germany, Holland, Ireland, France, Ethiopia and Spain.
Of all these participants only 8 finalists remained to compete for the prizes on Saturday 21, the 4 winners got the same points for the final, what determined the classification was the time.
These are the winners of the Open de Cata 2023: