GreatEast Cup
Coffee Championship 2024

Welcome to the spectacular aftermath of the GreatEast Cup Coffee Championship at CoffeEast Festival! This year’s event was a vibrant celebration of coffee culture, featuring talented baristas from across Eastern Europe.


💥30 Talented competitors

Brewing up a show like no other.

☕16 Judges

A stellar line-up of local and international experts ensuring a fair and exciting competition, evaluating each performance with precision.

Emi Fukahori (Mame Coffee Switzerland), George Delichristos (Loud Bean Coffee Roasters Greece & Ninety Plus) Tom Hopkinson (Barista Hustle), Karolina Galecka (Nord Kaffee Oslo), Manos Mamakis, Mădălin Truică (Mame Coffee), Teodora Pitiș (Sloane Coffee), Miruna Tudose (Origo Coffee), Andrei Tecău (Guido), Bianca Ganea (Origo Academy), Alex Halchias (Meron), Ionuț Pop (Meron), Anca Nechifor (Origo Coffee & Trofic), Claudiu Văcăruș (TrickShot & AveForchetta), Andrei Lung (DIAGEO World Class), Alexandru Crîșmariu (AveForchetta & Red Hands Campari).


🏆2 thrilling competitions

Mastery Barista Cup & Barista Team Cup

Mastery Barista Cup

13 skilled baristas showcased their exceptional talent and creativity. Each competitor dazzled the audience and the jury with their spectacular brews and technical prowess. From innovative signature drinks to expertly crafted espressos and milk beverages, the stage was set for a thrilling showdown.


The GreatEast Baristas of 2024:

🥇 Andrei Manea, Mugshot

🥈 Vlad Liceac, Mabo Coffee

🥉 Mihai Grosu, Origo Coffee


Barista Team Cup

10 pairs of barista besties brought their best to the competition. Teams impressed the judges with synchronized performances, great brews and a spirited display of teamwork. Each team prepared and presented a range of coffee beverages, showcasing their ability to work seamlessly under time pressure.


The GreatEast Teams of 2024: 

🥇 Slavic Slurps – Patricia Popescu & Valeria Antonenko, Origo Coffee

🥈 Soueet – Alexandra Sturdza & Ramona Hîncu, Origo Coffee

🥉 Vicii Team – Adrian Mihăilă & Robert Borcan, Vicii Coffee Shop