Best of the Best
José Abelardo Díaz Enamorado from Honduras
Coffee Lovers’ Choice
Juan Carlos Alvarez from Costa Rica
Mark Pendergrast (Jury Mentor)
a best-selling American author, Pendergrast is known throughout the coffee community for his books Uncommon Grounds: The History of Coffee and How it Transformed Our World, and Beyond Fair Trade: How One Small Coffee Company Helped Transform a Hillside Village in Thailand.
Caterina is the chef behind Michelin Star-holder restaurant Dattilo, located on her family’s biodynamic farm in Calabria, Italy. She is known as one of Italy’s preeminent chefs for her simple yet innovative takes on traditional Calabrian cuisine.
Pino is the celebrated chef at the helm the Licata, Italy-based restaurant La Madia, which he opened with his wife in 2000. Known for his interpretation of Sicilian cuisine, Cuttaia has received two Michelin Stars.
Founder and Publisher of CoffeeTalk magazine, Goodman has more than 20 years of experience in the coffee industry. Beyond her editorial work, Goodman sits on the board of several non-profit coffee organizations.
Richard serves as editorial director of Food Republic, which he launched in 2011 and now reaches millions of food lovers every month. He was a founding editor of the groundbreaking culture magazine Complex.
Denise is an assistant professor of business management at the Culinary Institute of America, and an alum of the school herself. An entrepreneur at heart, Denise owned her own foodservice business for eight years.
A food and wine journalist for leading Brazilian newspaper Folha de S. Paulo, Melo publishes a widely anticipated annual guide to cuisine in São Paulo and presides over the Latin America Jury in Brazil for the World’s 50 Best Restaurants.
Fernando Arturo Osorio Rodriguez
Director of Quality at Colombia’s Almacafe S.A. – FNC, and an appointeee to the Colombian National Coffee Grower’s Federation, Rodriguez is deeply expert in coffee’s numerous physical and sensorial properties.
Ansha Yassin Suileman
Ethiopia-based Suileman is the managing director for CO QUA trading plc. She is a coffee expert in every aspect, specializing in coffee quality inspection, among numerous other skills.