Saturday, June 1, 2013

Pic Today 6/1/13












15 MINUTES

The world's best baristas
from 53 countries
came to Melbourne to compete
in the World Barista Championship.

A standing room only crowd
(plus international live streaming broadcast)
watched as each barista had 15 MINUTES
to prepare one espresso, one cappuccino and
one fancy-pants signature drink for each
of 4 tasting judges, while 3 technical judges
watched for technique and perfection.

Of course their presentations and music selections
counted in the overall score.
Top 6 winning baristas and their home countries
will be shown on tomorrow's blog . . .

PLUS scenes from the World Brewers Cup
competition, held simultaneously in Melbourne.

Needless to say, the best coffees in the world
were being prepared last week in "Melbin."

8 comments:

  1. Estupendo reportege...un abarzo desde Murcia...

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  2. I wonder who will have won the contest ...
    :)
    Time for coffee!
    A kiss!

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  3. oh yum
    how wonderful
    thank you for sharing
    i love the machine in the third photo... never have i seen anything like that.

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  4. How did you manage to get so close? Press pass?
    These are great shots. What is that in the first one... I love the way it looks. Good job, Rick.

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    1. Assignment . . .
      Am official photographer for this annual competition.
      (Next year it's in San Marino, Italy!)

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  5. Your work is so interesting, Rick! Great photos! Wish a nice and happy weekend.xx

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