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    Coffee Competition

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    OK....Go easy on me. I am a coffee noob compared to practically everyone here. I had a laugh.

    I have been a barista for just over a year and a half and have really enjoyed the learning process plus the creativity. I worked for a large retailer whom I will not name. But every year within the company they hold a barista competition and one of the requirements is to create a drink.

    I want to make a latte based drink but I want to create a syrup. The winner will have there drink sold in the coffee shops.

    I do have several ideas but would like to know what flavours you would like to drink to stir up more ideas.

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    Re: Coffee Competition

    Im not much of a fan of syrups, but I would say explore some single origins, find out what distinctive flavours they can carry. For example, some coffees are known for their berry and fruity like flavours. Others for their citrus acidity. Others again for their chocolate or sweet notes. Find out what it is that compliments those flavours and run with that.

    I would also watch over some old barista comp videos and have a look at their sig drinks. Dont copy, because thats not cool, but use them as inspiration for what works and what doesnt.

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    Re: Coffee Competition

    How much commission will you earn on each drink sold?

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    Re: Coffee Competition

    Are you in Belfast ??

    Use 4 leaf clover honey ::)

    I have experimented with watered down honey mixed with apple juice & parsley

    Havent perfected it yet but you are welcome to try

    KK

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    Re: Coffee Competition

    Quote Originally Posted by 3D353A233D3833352127540 link=1249331141/0#0 date=1249331141
    The winner will have there drink sold in the coffee shops.
    How lovely of them! Great to see your passionate! youd be a valued employee id say ;)

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    Re: Coffee Competition

    Thanks for the incouragement.....I am from Belfast in Northern Ireland. And unfortunatly we get no commission thundergod. I wish. I had a laugh.

    Thanks for the tip Acog I will find that out asap. If I win first prize I get a trip to Milan where there plantation fields are and I also get a coffee machine.

    2nd prize is a coffee machine.

    3rd is tbc.



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