New sponsorship policy


From this date forward, any sponsorships we agree to will be requested to follow our sponsorship policy. In the past few years, we've been honored to work with cafes, baristas, grassroots community events, and vendors from around the world.

We are always looking for ways to empower and support the coffee community, whether it's through prize donations at latte art throwdowns or collaborations with equipment manufacturers.

We also understand that a diverse community drives the industry forward. We ask that the events we sponsor be harassment-free and to be diverse in their selection of judges, panels, and speakers.

If we find that the events we sponsor have violated the policy, we reserve the right to withdraw current sponsorship and refuse future sponsorship.

At the essence, our sponsorship policy is:

  • Be nice
  • Be respectful when organizing, marketing, and attending an event

This policy is a statement of our commitment to the global specialty coffee community. We hope other companies will join us in a similar fashion.


Read the full sponsorship policy here