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Australia’s Jisun Jo of Muffin Break to compete in Monin Creativity Cup International Final

From the November 2017 issue.

Jisun Jo of Muffin Break will represent Australian in the Monin Creativity Cup International Final on 8 November in Seoul, South Korea.

The Burwood Plaza store Head Barista won the Australian Monin Creativity Cup final earlier this year, beating 15 other Muffin Break and Jamaica Blue baristas to take the national title. She presented a signature drink titled Popcorn Espanner, made of Monin Popcorn syrup, flavoured cream, sparkling water, and Foodco Group’s espresso blend.

The Monin Creativity Cup has taken place every two years since 2013, and invites participants from all over APAC and Middle East, with the aim to brings together young professionals from 17 to 27 years of age who share a passion for coffee.

In the competition, baristas must prepare one espresso-based signature drink and flavoured with Monin ingredients, with creativity the key to a successful recipe.

Finalists from 15 countries will compete for the Asia Pacific title. The full-day event will see the contestants showcase their creative skills to reach the final round. The last six baristas will undertake a Mystery Box Challenge and be judged upon cleanliness, technical skills, creativity and appealing presentation.

Jisun will compete in group B alongside competitors from Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, Thailand, Cambodia, New Zealand and Japan.

Seoul is a buzz with events this week, with the World Barista Championship (WBC) also taking place, where Monin is a proud bronze sponsor of the event.

Australians in Seoul for the WBC are encouraged to support Jisun in her quest for the international title.

The event will start at 10am at Jam2Go, Address : 831-19 Yeoksam 1(il)- dong, Gangnam-gu, Seoul, South Korea.

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