Entries to Almond Breeze Barista Blend’s National Barista Day competition will close at 11:59pm on 28 February.
Through National Barista Day, to take place annually on 1 March, Almond Breeze Barista Blend celebrates the people behind the beans and machines who are keeping Australia’s booming coffee scene thriving, one expert pour at a time.
“With the barista being the tenth fastest growing job in Australia and with there currently being over 40,000 baristas in Australia, Almond Breeze Barista Blend felt it was time there was a day dedicated to celebrating our hardworking bartenders of the morning,” says Michael McNulty, Country Manager for Australia and New Zealand Almond Breeze.
“There’s a reason Australia’s coffee scene is the best in the world and it’s down to the passionate and talented people who are driving it forward, so we want to give them a much-needed pat on the back through launching National Barista Day and we hope that the public really show their support.”
Almond Breeze Barista Blend is encouraging Australians to nominate their favourite barista, or themselves, for a cash prize at BaristasforBaristas.com/NBD.
Entries must include the name and café of the nominee, their Instagram account if known, and the reasons for their nominations.
A panel of industry experts, including BeanScene Magazine Editor Sarah Baker, will judge the entries and decide the winners, with the prize pool including a time with a world leading barista champion and access to a global platform to help support and inspire future generations of baristas.