It’s Barista Beach Party Week in Rimini!

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Rimini is a seriously crazy place, and with 10,000 coffee professionals crowding in for the Specialty Coffee Association of Europe’s World of Coffee event this week, where the World Barista Championship is also being held, this city is set to rise way up on the crazy scale.

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Though the permanent population of Rimini is only about 150,000, more than 3 million beach-bound tourists flood the city every summer. There are 1,000+ hotels in Rimini, and around 4,000 bars, nightclubs, and restaurants. When I ask Italians what Rimini’s like, they all say the same thing: that they loved to go there to party when they were younger, but now that they’re married with kids, it’s a little too wild for family holidays.

The beach in Rimini is about 9 miles long, and boasts thousands and thousands of beach chairs for rent (the going rate is 10–15 Euros per day).

The beach in Rimini is about 9 miles long, and boasts thousands and thousands of beach chairs for rent (the going rate is 10–15 Euros per day).

What's up, skin cancer?

What’s up, skin cancer?

The coffee community will love the scene though, I imagine, though we’ll likely only be seeing it at night: during the days, we’ll be at the SCAE show and watching the WBC. But in the evenings, we’ll hit the beach for great parties, fun coffee people, and that famous Rimini nightlife.

Here’s a rundown of the parties that are open to everyone in the coffee community that are being hosted this week in Rimini:

MONDAY, JUNE 9

AeroPress... ON THE BEACH.

AeroPress… ON THE BEACH.

WORLD AEROPRESS CHAMPIONSHIP
5–9 p.m.
Turquoise Beach Club
Viale Lungomare Tintori 6, Rimini
Hosted by La Marzocco
AeroPress Champions from 27 countries will journey to Rimini from as far
away as China, Peru, Finland, Slovakia, South Africa, and the
Philippines. Café Imports will supply Perla Chiquita coffee from
northern Ecuador for the competitors to use. The event will be a mix of
competition and fun with music, refreshments, and the Championship
itself taking place on the beach.

Ah, yes... the Turquoise Beach Club. I. Can't. Wait.

Ah, yes… the Turquoise Beach Club. I. Can’t. Wait.

TUESDAY, JUNE 10

RIVIERA BEACH PARTY
5 p.m. onward
Cocktails and light bites
Turquoise Beach Club
Viale Lungomare Tintori 6, Rimini
Hosted by La Marzocco

The SCAE party at the Grand Hotel will be held on the beach, unless it rains. I kinda hope it rains, just so we can hang out at this superfly hotel.

The SCAE party at the Grand Hotel will be held on the beach, unless it rains. I kinda hope it rains, just so we can hang out at this superfly hotel.

SCAE BEACH PARTY
7 p.m. until late
Private beach
Grand Hotel Rimini
Parco Federico Fellini – 47921 Rimini
Astoria, SCAE and Coffee Kids are behind this year’s World of Coffee beach party in Rimini, Italy. The party will be held at Grand Hotel Rimini’s private beach on Tuesday 10 June, from 7 pm until late. Coffee Kids is grateful to Astoria/CMA Macchine Per Caffe for sponsoring this event. There will also be a latte art and barista throwdown with some of the world’s best latte art and barista champions from 7 to 8:30. Sustainable Harvest will auction off a general admission ticket, worth $2,250, for a roaster, retailer or nonprofit organization to attend Let’s Talk Coffee in Panama, 9 – 12 October. Tickets are €15 each and include access to the party and two free drinks. €38 will also buy a buffet dinner. Tickets are available at the SCAE shop after June 9. Ticket sales will go toward building resilient coffee-growing communities.

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 11

JOURNEY THRU ROCK
5–9 p.m.
Cocktails, music, and more
Turquoise Beach Club
Viale Lungomare Tintori 6, Rimini
Hosted by La Marzocco

THURSDAY, JUNE 1

MIAMI LOUNGE
5–9 p.m.
Cocktails, music, and more
Turquoise Beach Club
Viale Lungomare Tintori 6, Rimini
Hosted by La Marzocco

Nuova Simonelli is hosting the Official After Party, with event partners Soyuz Coffee and Bunn. Get your tickets now!

Nuova Simonelli is hosting the Official After Party, with event partners Soyuz Coffee and Bunn. Get your tickets now!

This, friends, is Coconuts.

This, friends, is Coconuts.

WBC OFFICIAL AFTER PARTY
8 p.m. until late
Coconuts
Via Lungomare Tintori 5, Rimini
Hosted by Nuova Simonelli
Ticket Price: 25€ per person. Ticket price includes food, music, photos, and 2 drink tickets. Tickets can be purchased online or at the WCE Merchandise Store onsite at the WBC stage area in Rimini.

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