Australian Coffee in Good Spirits Championship returns

The Australian Specialty Coffee Association has announced the national Coffee in Good Spirits (CIGS) championship will take place at the 2018 ASCA Symposium on 29 July.

The event promotes innovative beverage recipes that showcase coffee and spirits in a competition format.

CIGS highlights the barista/barkeeper’s mixology skills in a setting where coffee and alcohol go perfectly together. From the traditional Irish Coffee to unique cocktail combinations.

In the world competition, competitors in the preliminary round produce four drinks – two identical hot/warm coffee and alcohol-based designer drinks, and two identical cold coffee and alcohol-based designer drinks.

The six competitors with the highest preliminary round scores will compete in the final round. The final round requires competitors to produce two Irish Coffees and two coffee-and-alcohol-based designer drinks. The highest scoring final round competitor is named the champion.

Limited places are available. Register now to compete in Sydney on Sunday 29 July at Collective Roasting Solutions in Sydney or provide an expression of interest to

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