Dalla Corte is hosting an Espresso “flow-profile” competition in Brisbane on 17 June, which the espresso machine manufacturer says might be the first of its kind in the world.
“We expect it will be a fast paced and enjoyable event to join as a competitor or watch,” says Dalla Corte Australasian Business Development Manager Tristan Creswick.
With an entry fee of only $50 and $2000 prize for the champion, attendees can expect to see some of Queensland’s top Baristas be there trying their luck at impressing the judges.
Using Dalla Corte’s patented Digital Flow Regulator technology on the latest model Zero, competitors will have the ability to control the water flow-rate (grams per second) throughout their extractions, which enables a wider range of sensory characteristics to be available for the espressos they serve to the judges, compared to machines that don’t have this technology.
The coffee the competition will be using is Indigo Uraga, a Natural Carbonic Maceration processed single origin from Ethiopia, which was sponsored by the team at Project Origin and carefully roasted by Tim Adams Specialty Coffee.
The water for the competition will go through reverse osmosis and be remineralised to Specialty Coffee Association standards, which is made easy by using a filtration system sponsored by the water experts BWT.
The competitors will be using the same Mahlkonig Ek43 grinders featured at the 2020 Australian Barista Championship, which has been sponsored by the friendly team at Mahlkonig Australia.
“All in all, this means there will truly be some amazing espressos served in this competition, which will be presented to the judges in some of the best ceramic available, thanks to the wonderful crew at Acme & Co who supplied the espresso cups,” Tristan says.
The espressos will be critiqued by three judges, all nationally recognised for their craft, led by Tilly Sproule who has won the Northern Region Barista Championship the past five years in a row.
Anyone can apply to compete, though due to the limited number of spots available, baristas will be chosen by their level of experience, skills, and knowledge.
The event will kick off at 1:30pm with the winner crowned by 8pm, and celebrated with drinks and nibbles.
The venue is Bib’n’Brace Collective, 95 Commercial Road, Teneriffe, Brisbane, QLD
Due to COVID-19, Dalla Corte has restricted the number of people at the venue, as such only a limited number of tickets are available to be a spectator.
To register and compete, or get a ticket to come and watch, visit https://linktr.ee/dallacorte.au