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MICE to host first ever Barista Big Bash

From the February 2017 issue.

The Melbourne International Coffee Expo (MICE2017) will bring together some of the biggest names in the competition scene from the past 10 years for the ultimate latte art smackdown.

The Barista Big Bash will take centre stage on Saturday 1 April at the Melbourne Showgrounds.

The former Australian and World Champion barista and latte artists will go head-to-head in three rounds of latte art madness at the Barista Big Bash. Who will take out the ultimate title?

The competitors will include…(insert drumroll here)

Dave Makin – Australian Barista Champion 2006, 2008
Erin Sampson – Australian Latte Art Champion 2009
Kirby Berlin – Australian Latte Art Champion 2011
Craig Simon – Australian Barista Champion 2012, 2014
Hugh Kelly – Australian Barista Champion 2016
Jack Hanna – World Latte Art Champion 2007
Caleb Cha – World Latte Art Champion 2015

And, with special international guest Hidenori Izaki – Japanese Barista Champion and World Barista Champion 2014.

Make sure you don’t miss a moment of the action – book your tickets to MICE now. Click here.

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Image credit: World Coffee Events

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