Coffee Masters Los Angeles to Debut in November


2018 Coffee Masters New York Champion Remy Molina of Costa Rica. Photograph courtesy of Coffee Masters.

After 4 years of being held in New York Metropolis, the head-to-head tournament-style Coffee Masters USA barista competitors, produced by Allegra Occasions, is heading west this yr to Los Angeles.

Pitched as a fast-paced different to conventional barista competitions, Coffee Masters exams baristas on a variety of expertise at varied levels of the match, together with cupping capability, brewing acumen, latte artwork ability, order processing talents, origin identification, and signature drink improvement. Baristas who make it to the ultimate levels of the competitors are additionally requested to develop their very own espresso mix from a spread of obligatory coffees, whereas additionally being judged on their capability to constantly repeat pictures.

Final yr’s winner of Coffee Masters USA, Costa Rican barista Remy Molina, took dwelling $5,000 money, plus a prize package deal price an estimated $15,000 that included an all-expenses paid journey to Seattle to hold with Slayer Espresso Founder Jason Prefontaine, a Slayer single-group machine and a Mahlkönig grinder.

Whereas the primary 4 Coffee Masters competitions in New York drew participation from baristas from all around the world, the transfer to Los Angeles for 2019 guarantees to dip right into a barely completely different pool of candidates, though solely 16 baristas will finally be chosen to take part. Coffee Masters has additionally been held yearly in London since 2015.

Coffee Masters Los Angeles shall be held along side the Allegra-produced Los Angeles Coffee Competition, going down Nov. Eight-10 on the Magic Field at The Reef occasion area in central Los Angeles.

Just like the U.S. Coffee Championships, Coffee Masters goals to be a profession propellor for its winners by shining a lightweight on a variety of sensory, evaluation, service and bodily barista expertise. Previous winners of Coffee Masters USA embody Remy Molina (Costa Rica, 2018), Erika Vonie (USA, 2016), Yuko Inoue (Japan, UK, Germany, 2015), and Ben Morrow (Australia, 2015).

Purposes to compete for Coffee Masters Los Angeles are due by Sunday, Sept. Eight, and require a 1-to-2-minute video that showcases a signature drink impressed by the theme “L.A. Life-style,” no matter meaning.

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