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Sunday, January 25, 2009

2009 Australian National Barista Championships

Well this Friday marks the beginning of the 2009 Australian Barista Comp.

Taken from the AASCA website

AASCA in conjunction with KC Concepts and Epic Attractions will be staging the 2009 Australian Barista Championship as well as the Australian Latte Art Championship, Australian Cuptasting Championship and for the first time:The Coffee In Good Spirits Championship.
The national competitions will be held at the Gold Coast Food and Wine Show at the Gold Coast Exhibition and Convention Center on the 30, 31 January and 1 February 2009
The Itinerary reads as follows (thanks Ash)

10am – Repechage Detpak Australian Barista Championship 
10am – Detpak Australian Barista Championship semi-finals 
2:45pm – Repechage Australian Latte Art Championship 
5:00pm – Repechage Huhtamaki Australian Cup Tasting Championship 
10am – Detpak Australian Barista Championship Finals 
1:45pm – Australian Coffee in Good Spirits Championship Finals 
2:45pm – Australian Latte Art Championship Finals 
4:45pm – Huhtamaki Australian Cup Tasting Championship Finals 
5:15pm – Trophy Presentation Ceremony
I'm going to be heading up for the Sunday so if anyone else is, feel free to give me a buzz as it would be great to catch up.  I'm not sure if any is planning on micro-bloggin the event, so if no one else does, i probably will on the Sunday (keep in mind I'll be running a bit late in the morning).  So keep an eye on the twitter account or just stay tuned here.

Thursday, January 1, 2009

5AA radio - Follow up

Well for those of you who missed it, and for some reason feel compelled to sit through and listen, here's my appearance on 5AA radio Adelaide. The best bit (besides shamefully plugging new soon-to-be cafe) was definately the people who called in ;p