Australian International Coffee Awards!

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It’s bonkers to think that the World Barista Championship (WBC) is one month away! This toughest coffee contest on the planet will take place within the hub of the Melbourne International Coffee Expo (MICE) from May 23–25 at the Melbourne Showgrounds. We can’t wait!!

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One thing we’re excited to see besides the battle for top barista honors on the planet is a new competition called the Australian International Coffee Awards (AICA)—we promise to bring you all the news from that as well as our always extensive coverage of the WBC as the event’s exclusive media sponsor.

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There’s still time to enter this international coffee roasting competition, which recognizes excellence in coffee; entries will be accepted through April 24!

The judges are a pretty esteemed panel of industry experts:
Emma Markland-Webster, Monster Truck
Brian Dessaix, Campos Coffee
Richard Bradbury, Coffee Australia
Rob Stewart, Ducale Coffee
Levent Doganay, Grinders Coffee
Jeremy Boxall, Jasper Coffee
Willyng Surya, Mocopan Coffee
Craig Simon, Think Tank Coffee
Craig Dickson, Veneziano Coffee
Zeta Grealy, Zeta’s Coffee

Organized by the Royal Agricultural Society of Victoria (RASV), this event will be pretty top notch. We look forward to learning which coffees most dazzle the judges so we can taste them for ourselves!

For more information and/or to enter the contest, go HERE.

See you in Melbourne!

About the Author

Sarah

Sarah Allen is co-founder and editor of Barista Magazine, the international trade magazine for coffee professionals. A passionate advocate for baristas, quality, and the coffee community, Sarah has traveled widely to research stories, interact with readers, and present on a variety of topics affecting specialty coffee. She also loves animals, swimming, ice cream, and living in Portland, Oregon.