Australia’s Richest Barista

Australia’s Richest Barista is the country’s newest coffee competition. A fast-paced, knock-out style event, the competition will see Australia’s best baristas go head-to-head for their chance to win a share of $50,000.

The prize

1st Place – $35,000
2nd Place – $10,000
3rd Place – $5,000

The competition

The competition will take place in three rounds over three days. Competitors will compete in a knock-out style format, with the losers automatically eliminated.

Competitors take part in a barista competition, pouring six drinks in 10 minutes – two espressos, two milk beverages and two alternative milk beverages.

Competitors take part in a latte art competition, pouring six drinks in 12 minutes – two macchiatos, two traditional lattes and two free pour lattes.

Competitors take part in a cup tasting competition, guessing the odd one out.

The rules

Click here to download the rules and regulations. Full technical rules and scoresheets will be made available to competitors ahead of the event.


To apply, follow the link below. You must include a high resolution image and audition video (max. 60 seconds) with your application. Your video can be as creative as you like – show us what you can do!


Applications close Friday 23rd of July, click here to apply

ARB 1 – Espresso Mechanics
ARB 2 – Vitasoy
ARB 3 – Bombora
ARB 4 – Riverina Fresh
ARB 5 – AMC Roastery Supply