Judges revealed for Coffee Masters NYC

Allegra Events have announced the judges participating in Coffee Masters New York City 2016.

The line-up of international judges includes John Letoto of Greenway Coffee and Blacksmith in the United States, Anne Lunell of Koppi Roasters in Sweden, Dan Streetman of Irving Farm Coffee Roasters in NYC, David Donde of Truth Coffee Roasting in South Africa, and Maxwell Colonna-Dashwood of Colonna and Small’s in the United Kingdom.

These world-class coffee specialists will be responsible for critiquing the selected baristas on their skill, technique, timing, presentation, and creativity in the cup.

Coffee Masters is a fast-paced, multi-disciplinary global barista tournament designed by Allegra Events and coffee creative duo DunneFrankowski. The inaugural Coffee Masters NYC was held in 2015 and won by Australia’s own Ben Morrow of Sensory Lab.

The competition will return to The New York Coffee Festival from 16 – 18 September at the 69th Regiment Armory, 68 Lexington Avenue in Manhattan, United States.

The knockout format of Coffee Masters sees baristas from across the globe go head-to-head to demonstrate their skills in Cupping, Brewing, Latte Art, The Order Challenge, The Signature Drink and, in the event they make it through to the semi-finals, The Espresso Blend round. The six past-faced challenges are designed to emulate the busy working environment of a professional barista. For more information on each competition category click here.

The winner of the 2016 event will receive $5000, and a giant trophy for the mantlepiece.

Applications for the chance to compete in the 2016 Coffee Masters NYC are open until 30 June. To enter, click here.

For the chance to compete and represent your country on the world stage, interested participants must complete a registration form and submit a one minute video presenting a signature drink via WeTransfer, Dropbox or via email to info@coffeemasters.org

For inspiration, view past application videos here.

The New York Coffee Festival is New York’s flagship coffee event, celebrating the city’s burgeoning specialty coffee scene. Now in its second year, the festival will feature live experiences from more than 70 coffee, food and equipment suppliers. Visitors will enjoy endless free coffee tastings, interactive workshops, demonstrations from world-class baristas, delicious street food, intoxicating coffee cocktails, live music, art, and much more.

For more information visit www.newyorkcoffeefestival.com/Home

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