Australian Comandante Championship

Ona Coffee Marrickville to host first Australian Comandante Championship

Ona Coffee has announced its New South Wales flagship, Ona Coffee Marrickville, will host the first Australian Comandante Championship in late May. The Comandante Championship is a filter brewing competition spearheaded by the coffee grinder producing company Comandante. In the competition, brewers must use Comandante hand grinders to advance through a series of rounds using various brewing devices.
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Milklab café recipe competition

Milklab launches café recipe competition

Dairy alternative producer Milklab has announced the launch of an online café recipe competition on 15 April. The Milklab Café Recipe competition will run on Instagram and asks entrants to submit their favourite café recipe using Milklab products. The 10 winning recipes will form the next Milklab recipe collection and the winners will receive a year’s supply of Milklab products.
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National Barista Day

National Barista Day entries close soon

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.
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Matthew Lewin of Ona Coffee wins 2019 Vitasoy Australian Barista Championship

It’s taken six years for Ona Coffee’s Matthew Lewin to declare himself the Australian Barista Champion, and now he can. Two-time Australian Barista Champion Hugh Kelly of Ona Coffee placed second, and Anthony Douglas of Axil Coffee Roasters placed third in the prestigious event, which took place in front of a packed crowd at the Melbourne International Coffee Expo from 7 to 9 February. After competing in the Australian Specialty Coffee Association Vitasoy Australian Barista Championship finals for the past six years, the one trophy lacking from the Ona Coffee Barista Trainer’s cabinet was the big one, first place.
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