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    AASCA - Vic Latte Art and Barista comp 8th-9th Nov

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    Seems like a well kept secret this year *:-?
    ...the AASCA Victorian Championship is on at the Docklands this weekend.


    SEE DAVIDS SCHEDULE UPDATE BELOW

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    Victorian Latte Art Championships
    When: Saturday, November 8 - 10am - 5pm

    Victorian Barista Competition
    When: Sunday, November 9 - 10am - 5pm

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    Where:
    The Beach Club
    Level 1, Shop 120-122,
    427 Docklands Drive,
    Waterfront City, Docklands
    Melbourne.

    Melways Map 2E D4

    Google Map:
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    Re: AASCA - Vic Latte Art and Barista comp 8th-9th

    Dear Andy,

    Just wondering if its open entry?
    If not, how can i regist?

    Thanks for your information!

    :)

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    I have no idea if entries are still being taken, sorry Daniel.
    Best bet would be to call Nathan on 0438 770 087, he will know.

    Some other links of potential interest...

    WBC Rules (read em twice, they really are the difference between cheers and tears!):
    http://www.worldbaristachampionship.com/downloads.htm

    The AASCA entry forms:
    http://www.aasca.com/documents/barista-championship-application.doc
    http://www.aasca.com/documents/latte-art-championship-application.doc


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    Re: AASCA - Vic Latte Art and Barista comp 8th-9th

    Entries are still being taken as far as I know...get cracking!!

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    Re: AASCA - Vic Latte Art and Barista comp 8th-9th

    Just a quick update, Ive spoken to someone from the AASCA committee, and here is the schedule for this weekend

    Saturday:

    10am - 4pm
    Victorian Barista Championships qualifiers

    Sunday:

    10am - 2pm
    Victorian Barista Championships finals

    2pm - 4pm
    Victorian Latte Art Championships

    4pm
    Announcements and drinks

    Cheers,


    David

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    Re: AASCA - Vic Latte Art and Barista comp 8th-9th

    Hi David,

    Can members of the public just rock up and watch?

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    Hi ACog,
    only if they cheer!

    Of course everyone is encouraged go come along and checkout the two days of comps. There is usally a coffee cart setup and all the baristas jump on the cart after their heats, its a great chance to try some competition coffee made by the best in the state.

    Im hoping to get there on Sunday, come and say gday.


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    Re: AASCA - Vic Latte Art and Barista comp 8th-9th

    Slightly off topic, but will First Pour be open on Saturday David given I expect (almost) everyone to be down helping/supporting?

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    Re: AASCA - Vic Latte Art and Barista comp 8th-9th

    Does anyone know the full line up of competitors?

    Id love to know, Im stuck at work all weekend.

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    so like, whats been happening today at the Vic comps??????

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    Re: AASCA - Vic Latte Art and Barista comp 8th-9th

    Hey Kids,

    14 competitors, 6 qualified for a rockin finals tomorrow and quite polished performances all around.

    Latte art is always a good one and there are no shortage of heavy-hitters competing tomorrow.

    Great MCing by David S - I hear that tomorrow hes going to have a rap throwdown with Nolan on the decks. Or maybe not.

    From memory, the finalists are, in no particular order:

    Simon - Michels
    Nolan - Liar Liar
    Taylor - BBB
    Jesse - Dancing Goat
    Zoe - Coffee Hit
    Caleb - Five Senses

    Unfortunately, Im not going to be there tomorrow (probably should have studied rather than judged today) but hope that everyone has fun and Im sure that itll be great.

    Cheers,

    Luca

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    thanks for the update luca!

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    Thanks for judging today Luca. I know how heavy your study workload is, and your palate sure copped a workout today (I think we had a pool of 7 judges in total with only 5 able to swing through tech and sensory for 14 competitors). In fact a big thanks to all of the judges and volunteers who are making it possible to compete this weekend. David Makin has done a huge amount of the organising, and has done an amazing job pulling it all together with very few resources.

    Cheers,
    Simon.

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    Re: AASCA - Vic Latte Art and Barista comp 8th-9th

    Wow, thats a finals line-up Im glad Im not a part of! Theres definitely some talent in there.

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    Great stuff Luca, thanks for posting the results so far, I had to work today (just got home) but Ill be there tomorrow... tag teams!

    Well done Simon, we all knew you would romp it into the final and big congrats to CoffeeSnobs site sponsor Zoe at Coffee Hit, great to see you get up to speed so quickly.

    Ill look forward to seeing everyone compete in the finals and will try and shoot a few pics for this thread so CSrs interstate can have a look too.

    ...just dont expect photos of Sids quality.

    ;)

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    Re: AASCA - Vic Latte Art and Barista comp 8th-9th

    I took some photos of the event today with a friends camera. Will try and get it off him alnd post them up tomorrow. Will also be there tomorrow with my camera.

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    Re: AASCA - Vic Latte Art and Barista comp 8th-9th

    Awesome State finals today with some of the best competitors the competition has seen.

    2009 Victorian Barista Campionships
    1st Place - Jesse Hyde (Dancing Goat) Veneziano
    2nd Place - Zoe Delany (Coffeehit) Veneziano
    3rd Place - Nolan Hirte (Liar Liar) Five Senses

    2009 Victorian Latte Art Championships
    1st Place - Erin Sampson (Primary) Veneziano
    2nd Place - David Seng (1st Pour) Veneziano
    3rd Place - Kirby Berlin (Maling Room) Maling Room

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    awesome stuff guys
    ill bet it was two V close contests

    thanks for the post eugene
    lets have those pics now eh? (pretty please)


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    On a perfect spring day in Melbourne, down by the waterfront....




    The states top baristas and latte artists met to tame the new green monster the WBC spec Nuova Simonelli




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    itd ne good to hear some feedback on the "new green monster" from the guys and gals who played with the simonelli before and during the comp....

    andy thanks for the pics.

    eugene - u got some action shots?

    was sid there? ;)

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    Re: AASCA - Vic Latte Art and Barista comp 8th-9th


    DJ Mick was on hand to mix some tunes and Debb entered the scores...



    Zoe from Coffee Hit (CoffeeSnobs site sponsor) using a blend that she and David put together (El Salvador and Honduras I think) which was roasted by David Makin.
    (I can see a potential demarcation dispute with Australias current Barista champion ROASTING coffee!)
    ;)



    Zoe doses the next shot while previous pour oozes...



    Zoes signature drink was reduced muscatel grapes, poured over an espresso shot and about 50ml of sparkling mineral water added just before the judges try it (to give bubbles).



    I REALLY want to try this one. Simple and I assume a great explosion of coffee and fruit cake flavours.



    The judges in shot are: The Vic cupping champ Tom, CoffeeSnob Nim, Mel from the Coffee Academy and Jeff from Da Vinci




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    Nolan had two vinyl record turntables on the bench to mix his own tunes...



    ...while pulling shots!




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    CoffeeSnob Simon uses his secret weapon to pull great shots... mental telepathy!



    In shot is CSr David Sengs grinder timer and a really cool looking Aussie designed and made tamper.
    ;)



    Great looking pours...



    Simons coffee cheese cake sig drink. It sounded and looked great!




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    Talor from BBB had her first shot at the comp and made the finals, nice work!



    The pour oozes into the cap cups...



    Dosing is a blur in competition...



    Milk and pour...


    Industry dedication in ink.
    Talor has an awesome coffee tattoo with flowers, leaves and cherry on her leg. *Nice art Talor, and we thought we were dedcated to the bean!




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    Jesse Hyde who worked for CS Sponsor Pioneer Coffee Roastery and more recently at Erins Primary Cafe is about to open his own place in the CBD - Dancing Goat.



    Nice mouse-tail pour in the backgroud, close attention to milk temp in the foreground



    Done this before...




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    Re: AASCA - Vic Latte Art and Barista comp 8th-9th

    Barista Winners:



    Zoe - CoffeeHit (sooo close, Barista runner up)



    David - Veneziano (sooo close, Latte Art runner up)



    Kirby - Maling Room presented by Nuova Simonelis Francesco Giordano.
    (a trophy first time out, top effort Kirby)




    Jesse Hyde - 2009 Victorian Barista Champion
    (a great way to open a new cafe)



    Erin Sampson - 2009 Victorian Latte Art Champion
    (we all knew it was only a matter of time, well done Erin)



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    Another great AASCA event has been run and won. So many people donate huge amounts of their time and superhuman efforts to make these comps run smoothly.

    If you would like to help at a coffee event around the country please contact AASCA.

    There is something for everyone to do who has a passion for coffee and you learn so much more by helping on the ground.

    www.aasca.com



    8-)

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    Hi everyone - here is the first batch of photos:
    http://thelows.org/09VicBarChamp/

    Ill put the shots of the competitors up in the next day or so...

    Best,
    -SL

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    http://www.theage.com.au/news/entertainment/epicure/meet-the-baristi-of-your-dreams/2008/11/09/1226165385513.html

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    Re: AASCA - Vic Latte Art and Barista comp 8th-9th

    WOOHOO!!! Go Jesse!!!

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    "I used to play guitar full-time for a living," Hyde said. "Coffee geeks will never be rock stars. Slash (former lead guitarist of Guns N Roses) is way cooler than David Makin."
    Thems fightin words!

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    Quote Originally Posted by fatboy link=1225714987/20#29 date=1226276920
    Slash (former lead guitarist of Guns N Roses) is way cooler than David Makin."
    Thats the best hahaha ;D

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pioneer Roaster link=1225714987/20#28 date=1226276714
    WOOHOO!!! Go Jesse!!!
    You will be happy to know that he mentioned his Pioneer Roastery heritage a few times through the day when he had the mic in hand.

    8-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by syd link=1225714987/20#26 date=1226236993
    Hi everyone - here is the first batch of photos:
    http://thelows.org/09VicBarChamp/

    Ill put the shots of the competitors up in the next day or so...

    Best,
    -SL
    some good pics in there

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    Great pics Syd!!!

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    Wow! :o

    Looks like it was an excellent event..... Congrats to the winners and the organisers [smiley=thumbsup.gif]

    Mal.

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    Pictures of the remaining finalists are now up.
    http://thelows.org/09VicBarChamp/



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