Almond Breeze Barista Blend aims to host Sydney’s biggest World Coffee Day party to celebrate the first birthday of its www.BaristasforBaristas.com platform.
The free-ticketed party, taking place at Specialty Coffee Curators in Marrickville on 1st October, will coincide with the crowning of the Almond Breeze 2019 Breezey Masters Champion.
The specialist latte art competition, now in its fourth year, sees baristas from across Australia and New Zealand showcase their latte art skills using Almond Breeze Barista Blend.
This year’s grand final judges are 2018 World Barista Champion Agnieszka Rojewska, 2019 Australia Latte Art Champion Jibbi Little, and 2017 Breezey Masters ‘Grand Breezey Master’ Lucky Salvador.
Eight finalists from across Australia and New Zealand will battle it out for this year’s top prize, with both first and second place-getters then earning a trip to the United States to compete at the New York Coffee Festival in October. For the first time, the two representatives will go head to head against America’s best baristas in the inaugural Almond Breeze Barista Blend World Series Coffee Smackdown.
Almond Breeze Barista Blend Country Manager for Australia and New Zealand Michael McNulty has more surprises in store for the night of celebrations.
“In addition to the two finalists heading to NYC for the ANZ vs USA smackdown, we’re adding another wildcard round for one more talented barista to secure a spot to compete in the US too. So if you fancy yourself as a whiz with the almond milk, we’d love to hear from you and see you there on the night for a chance to be a part of the team of three to head to the US,” Michael says.
BaristasforBaristas.com first Birthday and the Breezey Masters final will start at 6pm to 11pm. Entertainment will include music from a Sydney-based DJ, coffee painting with Bondi-based artist Stephen Evans, and complimentary light snacks and beverages, including Almond Breeze cocktails.
Launched in 2018, BaristasforBaristas.com was created to connect people in the coffee scene and invest in the future of the industry.
For more information or to attend visit www.baristasforbaristas.com/street-talk/#world-coffee-day-party, message @BaristasForBaristas on Instagram, or email the team at firstname.lastname@example.org