20 baristas; one $5,000 prize and a lot of coffee… We can now reveal the first winner of Coffee Masters NYC. After a long first day of battling between the 20 contenders, as they tackled the cupping and brewing disciplines, we were left with 8 baristas who went head-to-head in the quarter-finals on Saturday.
Let battle commence! The wait is finally over and we can now reveal the exciting line-up for Coffee Masters NYC.
For many of us, drinking coffee is a habit – part of our daily routine that we enjoy, without truly appreciating it. We may grab a morning coffee for the subway ride to work, or sip absentmindedly as we check our emails. So take a moment, step back from your busy day and focus
We are thrilled to announce that Coffee Masters, the fast-paced, multi-disciplinary barista competition launched at The London Coffee Festival 2015 is coming to New York City.
Ladies and gentlemen – we have our first Coffee Master! We started with 20 of the world’s top baristas, who travelled to London from as far afield as Australia, Indonesia, Germany, Italy… Each of them had a goal – to become the first Coffee Master.
By James West, Coffee Masters Contender from Union Hand-Roasted Coffee
Jordan Michelman – co-founder and senior editor of Sprudge.com, the world’s most popular online coffee publication – gives us his take on Coffee Masters ahead of The London Coffee Festival…
They might be able to deal with pressure profiling or perfecting latte art design, but how do Coffee Masters contenders measure up when we quiz them? In this week’s Barista Face Off, testing the competitors’ wit and knowledge, we pit two of our Wildcards – both from the UK – against each other.
By Simone König, Coffee Masters contender What if you leave out the espresso machine, the grinder and the water kettle in your coffee shop? Could you still call it a coffee shop? My colleagues and I at Good Spirits set up a pop-up café just like that serving delicious coffee without the equipment.
They might be able to deal with pressure profiling or perfecting latte art design, but how do Coffee Masters contenders measure up when we quiz them? In our first Barista Face Off we bring you two passionate baristas with exceptional attention to detail.