Grinders take on the World's Richest Barista Competition

Our Grinders coffee blends have been crafted to perfection and a great Barista can easily draw out the best flavour. A Barista competition sees a team of four professionals go head to head, making coffee after coffee for the judges until there is only one team remaining. Grinders Australian have entered the competition to show that when it comes to coffee, they are among the best in the biz.

Our Grinders coffee blends have been crafted to perfection and a great Barista can easily draw out the best flavour. A Barista competition sees a team of four professionals go head to head, making coffee after coffee for the judges until there is only one team remaining. Grinders Australian have entered the competition to show that when it comes to coffee, they are among the best in the biz. The team entered consisted of a Grinders Brand Ambassador, two Grinders Team Trainers and two Grinders customers (Melissa's Café in Victoria and Metropole Café in NSW). The competition is fierce with teams entering from all over Australia, New Zealand and Asia to complete for the title. All teams in the competition have to use a Rancilio Classe 11 machine (some of you might be a little familiar with these machines from our equipment range!). Each team can bring their own coffee with them. Under the guidance of Levent, the Master Roaster the Grinders team have gone over and above roasting some amazing coffee to use at the the competition which in the words of Victorian based trainer, Michaela are "bloody delicious" Taking out the title will go a long way to show customers that proper training can turn a good Barista into a world class Barista, we wish the team the best of luck and can't wait to hear the results. The World's Richest Barista Competition will be held this weekend (23 / 24 May) in Brisbane. How it works: Two teams fight each other simultaneously placing their respective drinks side by side to be judged, each team must aim to serve all of the drinks on the beverage order cards in the allotted time with as much art and taste as possible. The drinks requested will range across 9 categories so the teams have to be prepared to excel at all of them. The challenge is designed to reproduce the pressure of what happens in great espresso bars around the world. Under pressure, baristas must co-operate as a team to ensure the three things that matter to coffee customers; fast service and excellent presentation whilst maintaining quality.