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."