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    World Barista Championships 2013 - MELBOURNE

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    The 2013 World Barista Championship and the 2013 World Brewers Cup will be held in Melbourne Australia.

    After the World Coffee Event staff saw the Australian National event at MICE in May they knew that Australia could host the next world event.

    Its an exciting chapter in Australias short but rich coffee history and Im sure there will be plenty of CoffeeSnobs members that make the trip to join in the fun.

    We will update this thread with dates, times and information as it comes to hand.
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    Re: World Barista Championships 2013 - MELBOURNE

    thats some good news Andy

    hopefully it will coincide with MICE or the coffee expo that was at the showgrounds last year (cant remember the name)

    melbourne is in for coffee snob overload I think

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    Re: World Barista Championships 2013 - MELBOURNE

    Quote Originally Posted by 5149534E525558434E48210 link=1339665022/1#1 date=1339842752
    hopefully it will coincide with MICE
    Yes the comps it will be part of an even bigger MICE 2013.

    The world champs are normally around June, certainly not the best weather time of year in Melbourne so it will be interesting to see if they move that around for the tourist influx.


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    Re: World Barista Championships 2013 - MELBOURNE

    Im planning to make my way over :) hopefully with a group of other Perth coffee snobs

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    Re: World Barista Championships 2013 - MELBOURNE

    Quote Originally Posted by 29020E06102E630 link=1339665022/3#3 date=1340071938
    Im planning to make my way over :) hopefully with a group of other Perth coffee snobs
    Wild horses couldnt keep me away ;) :) :) :) :D :D :D :D

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    Re: World Barista Championships 2013 - MELBOURNE

    Quote Originally Posted by 293C2B2B20232F204E0 link=1339665022/4#4 date=1340087900
    Quote Originally Posted by 29020E06102E630 link=1339665022/3#3 date=1340071938
    Im planning to make my way over :) hopefully with a group of other Perth coffee snobs
    Wild horses couldnt keep me away ;) :) :) :) :D :D :D :D
    what about zombie horses?

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    Re: World Barista Championships 2013 - MELBOURNE

    Me too sounds like a great idea

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    Re: World Barista Championships 2013 - MELBOURNE

    Quote Originally Posted by 68474D50290 link=1339665022/2#2 date=1339853215
    The world champs are normally around June, certainly not the best weather time of year in Melbourne so it will be interesting to see if they move that around for the tourist influx.
    No kidding, its freezing and raining here today, the tourists from the UK would feel right at home.
    Its good news though, the 2012 MICE was great.

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    Hey Andy, any hints that the snobbery members might be able to score complementary tickets again this year?

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    Put me down for admit one as well , Andy

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    Just snapped up my 4 day pass to MICE and can't wait to watch the worlds best perform on the international stage. Just a little bit excited about getting to see all the coffee machine porn that will hopefully be on display as well :P

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    Re: World Barista Championships 2013 - MELBOURNE

    me too
    Can't wait to immerse myself in all of the action.
    I will be there for six days of caffeination

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    Does anyone know what day/time the actual WBC finals are on? I see that the event goes for the 4 days, but public can only go on the Saturday/Sunday, surely the finals are open to the public?!?! I might be blind but I couldn't see the comp times on the website.

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    Re: World Barista Championships 2013 - MELBOURNE

    Barista finals will be on Sunday

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    A PDF of the schedule of events for the MICE (including the Barista Championship) can be found here

    http://www.worldcoffeeevents.org/wp-...L-SCHEDULE.pdf

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    Heading to Melbourne tonight for six days of caffeinated action--helping out on the brewbar Friday morning--hope to see plenty of CS' ers there

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    Heading there too. If only we had a pin of some short to ID us from CS I'm a relatively new member. Haven't met anyone of you so won't even know if I walked passed one :/

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    Quote Originally Posted by brokenvase View Post
    Heading there too. If only we had a pin of some short to ID us from CS I'm a relatively new member. Haven't met anyone of you so won't even know if I walked passed one :/
    Just carry a broken vase around with you and i'll be sure to say hi! :P

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    Quote Originally Posted by Caneurysm View Post
    Just carry a broken vase around with you and i'll be sure to say hi! :P
    Great idea!

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    Make sure you come and visit us and grab a show special tamper if you haven't already!

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    Quote Originally Posted by pullman View Post
    Make sure you come and visit us and grab a show special tamper if you haven't already!
    What's a show special tamper?

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    Great new products.
    Meet the inventors!


    On the CoffeeSnobs stand at the Melbourne International Coffee Expo you will have the chance to meet:

    Joseph Behm
    BEHMOR Inc - USA
    The inventor of the Behmor 1600 roaster and the Brazen Brewer.
    See the award winning 240v Brazen brewer for the first time in public and see the Behmor 1600 roaster in action.

    Jakob Forssling
    INNOFORS ApS - Denmark
    The co-inventor of Kaffee Filter, Plunger Coffee Filters.
    See live demos of the Plunger Coffee Filters in use on the CoffeeSnobs stand.
    This simple device greatly improves the body and flavours of a plunger coffee by allowing a finer grind and it also makes cleaning up simpler.

    These two gentlemen have travelled all the way from the USA and Denmark to be on the stand so be sure to come and ask them any product questions you have over the 4 days of the expo.

    Craig and I will be on the stand doing demos and answering questions about roasting, coffeesnobs, advertising, beans and machines. If we can't help I'm sure we know someone who can.

    I look forward to see lots of CS'rs over the 4 days, come and say g'day.

    The expo runs 10am - 6pm Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
    See: www.internationalcoffeeexpo.com

    Good luck to all the international competition competitors, my your best ever performance happen on the day.
    It's going to be an amazing coffee week,

    Enjoy!

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    Can't wait! One more sleep then I'm on the road to Melbourne! So excited to see the world's best performing for that much desired title!

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    WooHoo! Road trip! Enjoy Scoots!


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    Road and flying trip, Java! Even better!

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    Hey crew, I'm keen to meet up with some CS'ers while I'm over

    I'll be at MICE Fri-Sun, most of the day.. I'm @jamesmandy on twitter and instagram.

    Have fun!

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    Andy, will the Brazen be available to purchase from the stand?
    Cheers.

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    MICE 2013 Woohoo!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Andy View Post
    On the CoffeeSnobs stand at the Melbourne International Coffee Expo you will have the chance to meet:
    Andy!


    I will be there Thurs thru Sat. I will have my yellow Coffeesnobs lanyard on. And likely carrying a rather large camera.
    And yes Andy I will again be dropping in from time to time with an espresso for you if I can swing it.

    See you all soon!

    Adam.

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    Andy great to meet you, Craig and Joseph today at MICE. I have done my first roast on the new AUTOGRAPHED EDITION Behmor - and the results looks pretty good to me! I might even post some pics one day when I'm allowed . Thanks again for the advice. No doubt you'll be sending more green beans my way. Daniel
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    Hi Guys,

    I've been pretty jammed at work for a while and, so, haven't had much time to get involved. That said, I'm on the way now for the HR61 thing and please do say hi if you see me around. I'm wearing my green world brewers cup 2011 tshirt.

    Hope everyone has a great day!

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    I was unable to attend the MICE 2013 due to work commitments. Are there any pics on the net from the various coffee stands from the day?

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    Peppino, I got to run around with the camera on one of the trade days and when I get home I will hopefully put some up here on CS.

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    Heading home after six amazing days in Melbourne
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    Great weekend in Melbourne (not only the coffee expo and WBC but it was also Good Beer Week!). Good to catch up with Andy and all the other CS / industry folk.

    Congrats to Pete Licata (USA) on taking out the WBC and to Matt Perger for his 2nd place. I thought Matt's 15 min performance was amazing, Pete must've produced some brilliant coffee to beat him.

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    Cool

    Some machine bling pics from MICE.
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    Cool

    Some more from MICE 13
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    Cool

    Hopefully, Scoota will have some nice ambient shots of the Expo and a few of Andy and the Snobs stand.
    I just had to include a pic of that last machine! from the amazing to the ridiculous!
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    Quote Originally Posted by GregJW View Post
    Great weekend in Melbourne (not only the coffee expo and WBC but it was also Good Beer Week!). Good to catch up with Andy and all the other CS / industry folk.

    Congrats to Pete Licata (USA) on taking out the WBC and to Matt Perger for his 2nd place. I thought Matt's 15 min performance was amazing, Pete must've produced some brilliant coffee to beat him.
    Sitting mid-way through the stand, I could see some of Matt's mistakes. Spilt milk was one. All the routines were pretty awesome. What an experience! World class show and comps!

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    Quote Originally Posted by JamesM View Post
    Sitting mid-way through the stand, I could see some of Matt's mistakes. Spilt milk was one. All the routines were pretty awesome. What an experience! World class show and comps!
    Yeah, noticed the little slip up with the milk. Shame, he had a great routine. I particularly liked the signature drink being just coffee. Regardless, congrats to Pete, he looked very precise in his routine, and the 3rd placed guy from El Salvador - only 12 months a barista!? Watch for him in future years!

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    Imagine if someone suggested doing what Matt did on this forum ...

    "Hi all, I'm trying to use a bulk grinder to make espresso. Runs pretty fast unless I do a nutating tamp. Here's a video of my pours. BTW, I'm pulling my espresso into cold cups. Let me know what you think."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pete39 View Post
    Imagine if someone suggested doing what Matt did on this forum ...

    "Hi all, I'm trying to use a bulk grinder to make espresso. Runs pretty fast unless I do a nutating tamp. Here's a video of my pours. BTW, I'm pulling my espresso into cold cups. Let me know what you think."
    giggled like a schoolgirl! Reminds of the time when someone put a pretty ordinary looking photo up on a photography forum done by a famous photographer and the photo costed millions!

    We can be quite closed minded sometimes...

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    I happened to be sitting next to one of the prelim/semi finals judges during the finals (I'm not special, just a coincidence). I asked her if it was hard to switch off from being a judge and just enjoy being a spectator. I assumed she would say yes but she answered with a definite no, simply because the taste scoring is weighted 2-4 times that of other parts, so if you can't taste what they're serving...you really can't know how well they're doing. Interesting.
    So the fact that Matt spilled a small amount, albeit a bit messy, probably didn't hinder him too much. I thought his attempt to break convention was great, would have loved to taste it.

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    I'd love to taste it too. Any CSs tried what they do where he works??
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    Quote Originally Posted by prloring View Post
    So the fact that Matt spilled a small amount, albeit a bit messy, probably didn't hinder him too much. I thought his attempt to break convention was great, would have loved to taste it.
    Matt scored 625 (prelim), 624 (semi), and 619 (final) - so that milk might have been the cause of a small number of dropped points.

    Pete Licata's final score was 631 (625 and 603 previously) so he obviously pulled something special out for the final.

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    Matt was by far the the most consistent performer across all rounds. Some of the other competitors had waaay bigger variations in their scores. Without seeing score sheets its impossible to really know. I would love to know the espresso sensory scores alone.

    Control over the entire process particularly at the farm and processing level seemed to be a theme across MICE as well as the WBC with many stands showing the same coffees with different processing methods as comparison. This popped up in a few routines I saw.

    Signature drinks seem to be getting more simple and being more about the coffee than the theatre which I think is a good thing.
    Pete Licata also kept his signature drink very simple just adding cane sugar syrup and bitters to the espresso served on ice.

    Really exiting to see how far the industry has progressed through the WBC. Amazing to see the turnout for it. 1200 seats absolutely packed, people in the aisles, and then hundreds of people in the foyer just watching it on the big screens because they couldn't get in. I had to hold my exploding bladder for 2 hours in order to keep my seat. No way on earth I was giving it up.

    Flat burr grinders were most popular.

    Only one Robur in the final 6.

    Australia - flat bulk/filter- Mahlkonig EK 43
    USA flat - k30
    Italy Flat - k30,
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    Wonder if the coffee (origin, roast etc) made a difference

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    Quote Originally Posted by mds View Post
    Wonder if the coffee (origin, roast etc) made a difference
    It's more important than song choice on American Idol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by muppet_man67 View Post
    Signature drinks seem to be getting more simple and being more about the coffee than the theatre which I think is a good thing.
    Pete Licata also kept his signature drink very simple just adding cane sugar syrup and bitters to the espresso served on ice.
    I agree, muppet_man. I was very pleased to see less theatre and more emphasis on coffee flavour in the signature drinks. That was very interesting to see.

    I think too that Pete added palm sugar syrup to his espresso with the natural bitters, not cane sugar. He was going for asian sweet and sour flavours it seemed to me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by scoota_gal View Post
    I agree, muppet_man. I was very pleased to see less theatre and more emphasis on coffee flavour in the signature drinks. That was very interesting to see.

    I think too that Pete added palm sugar syrup to his espresso with the natural bitters, not cane sugar. He was going for asian sweet and sour flavours it seemed to me.
    Yes. It was Palm sugar. Not sure why I wrote cane sugar. Obviously need to proof read.



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