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Challenge Accepted!

Posted September 12, 2022

What an amazing morning we had at The Northern Barista Challenge!

Our professional baristas competed over three categories, and judging from the smiles on those faces it looks like everyone was a winner! Prizes were awarded for the following challenges

  • Best Coffee Art
  • Barista Technique
  • Taste Evaluation
The professional Challengers

In the Novice Challenge, we were pleased to see our newbies tackle the espresso machine for the first time and give it a go – what better way to celebrate Adult Learners Week than some hands on skills training!

The Novice Challengers
All of our novices received hands on training for the competition

A special mention goes to our judges who kindly donated their time, expertise and tastebuds! Thank you Dalal (City of Whittlesea), Matt (Smith Social Cafe), Jess (Mirvac) and Stephanie (Prace).

The Northern Barista Challenge would not have been as great a success without the support of our incredible sponsors Di Pacci Coffee Company, Olivine – By Mirvac and Shared Cup Cafe. A huge thank you for your time, support and prize donations. And a special shout out to Di Pacci for loaning us a second coffee machine to help us keep the show running smoothly on the day!

The Judging Table!
Dipacci donated a machine for the morning

Live in Melbourne and want to learn how to make cafe quality coffee? Find our more about our Barista classes.