Adelaide’s Glenn Bailey has secured a spot in the reality television program Barista & Farmer in Colombia after winning the final of the Detpak Precision Smackdown Series at the Melbourne International Coffee Expo (MICE).
The barista from Grinders Coffee thrilled audiences at the Detpak stand at MICE on 23 March, completing the cupping round and correctly identifying faults from 12 cups of coffee in just 19 seconds.
Dee Espinoza of Coffee Hit, Cat Bygraves frofom Blue House Project, and Vincent Vu of Code Black Coffee Roasters also competed in the final round.
Glenn’s win wraps up six weeks of competition as part of the Detpak Precision Smackdown Series, thanks to the support of Paul’s Professional and partners Genovese Coffee, Pilgrim Coffee, Dachshund Coffee, Tim Adams Speciality Coffee, and Veneziano Coffee Roasters.
Detpak Business Development Manager Clint Hendry says the competition series was a great way to build awareness of the new Precision Series cup range.
“Launching these cups with a series of latte art competitions was a great way to present this solution directly to those who it will impact – the baristas,” Clint says.
“The response to the cups has been overwhelmingly positive, both baristas and consumers can see the benefits of aligning takeaway cup volumes with in-café cups and promoting the perfect ratio of coffee to milk.”
Detpak were also honoured to receive the People’s Choice Award and second place in the Judges Choice for the Product innovation Awards at MICE.
To find out more about the Precision Series cup range, head to www.detpak.com/precisionseries