The Australian Barista Championship is the premiere national coffee competition.
Produced annually by the Australian Specialty Coffee Association (ASCA) the competition focuses on promoting excellence in coffee and advancing the barista profession.
The championship serves as a qualifier for World Coffee Event’s annual World Barista Championship (WBC), which engages a worldwide audience in a culmination of local and regional events around the globe.
Each year, national champions representing more than 50 nations each prepare four espressos, four cappuccinos, and fouroriginal signature drinks to exacting standards in a 15-minute performance set to music.
WCE Certified Judges from around the world evaluate each performance on the taste of beverages served, cleanliness, creativity, technical skill, and overall presentation.
The ever-popular signature beverage allows baristas to stretch their imagination and the judges’ palates to incorporate a wealth of coffee knowledge into an expression of their individual tastes and experiences.
Australian Capital Territory’s Sasa Sestic of Canberra-based Ona Coffee won the prestigious title of Australian Barista Champion at MICE 2015 and went on to win the WBC at Seattle, United States in June.
MICE 2016 will host the Australian Barista Championship, from 18 – 19 March 2016.
For more information on rules and regulations click here.