Community coffee champs

WHAT ARE THE COMMUNITY COFFEE CHAMPS?

Presenting The Community Coffee Champs – a fresh take on Coffee Competitions around Australia.

The Community Coffee Champs are the preliminary competitions leading up to the Australian Coffee Championships (ACC). We’re taking the Barista, Brewers and Latte Art Championships on the road and popping up across all major regions of Australia.

Coffee contests can be a bit scary, right? Well, not anymore! Picture this: a level playing field where you step up to the bench supplied with some of the best coffee equipment around, brew your magic, and impress the judges like regular customers. 

This new format isn’t actually new at all, it’s a play on the principles that inspired the first World Barista Championship. These competitions were designed to mimic a real café setting, where the competitor plays the role of the barista behind the counter and the judges play the discerning customers. We’re throwing a competition where competitors from all backgrounds are welcomed with open arms, and given an equal opportunity to move forward to the Australian Coffee Championships (ACC).

To make sure these events are run with the community in mind, the CCC have established sub-committees, run by members who live and breathe coffee in their communities. This is the coffee competition, by the people, for the people.

WHAT FORMAT WILL THE COMPETITION BE?

The Community Coffee Champs is now much more accessible, skills orientated, and levels the playing field for all competitors. All the equipment and product is supplied by our wonderful Sponsors and will be mandatory to use by all competitors. All competitors have to do is turn up with a bag of their favourite coffee and make it as delicious as possible. Simple.

The CCC (Community Coffee Champs) will run in the following three disciplines:

BARISTA COMPETITION

Entry Cost:
The entry cost to participate is $250.

Equipment:
All equipment and products required to execute a performance in all disciplines will be provided by our Sponsors and Partners and is mandatory to use by all competitors. Competitors will not be allowed to bring their own equipment (even if it is the same as the sponsored).

2 x one group VA Prima coffee machines fitted with double portafilter spouts and 20g Simonelli baskets
2 x VA MY75 Grinders
1 x Compak Cube Automatic Tamper from Xtracted Espresso Solutions
Loveramics 80ml Boram Um Tasting Cup for Espresso Service
Loveramics 120ml Boram Um Tasting Cup for Animal/PlantMilk Service
Animal Milk: Riverina Fresh Full Cream Milk (WA/TAS TBC)
Plant Milk: Oatly Oat Milk Barista Edition

2 x 380ml pointy spout Ronin V2 steel Jibbi Jugs
4 x 600ml Ironman super lightweight Jibbi Jugs
NCD Distribution Tool – Nucleus Coffee Tools
Barista Pro Gear; 1L s/s milk pitcher, WDT tool, dosing cups, dosing funnel, double spouted measuring glass, brushes, roll of chux, cleaning cloths all from Barista Supplies.

Competitors will need to bring:
. Their own scales of choice (any brand)
. Their own timers (any brand)
. Their coffee of choice

Standard WCC Rules and Scoresheets will apply with the variations set out above without the Signature Beverage Category which has been eliminated.

Judges: 1 Head Judge, 4 Sensory Judges, 1 Tech Judge

Competitors need to prepare:

4 x Espressi
2 x Animal Milk Drinks – Compulsory use of Riverina Fresh Milk
2 x Plant Based Milk Drinks – Compulsory use of Oatly Oat Milk

Timings:

15 Min Practice time
5 Min Preparation Time
10 Min Competition Time

BREWERS CUP

Entry Cost:
The entry cost to participate is $250.

Equipment:
All equipment and products required to execute a performance in all disciplines will be provided by our Sponsors and Partners and is mandatory to use by all competitors. Competitors will not be allowed to bring their own equipment (even if it is the same as the sponsored).

Station will be set with

1 x Grinder 4 x kettles

Service Vessels Origami
Sensory Flavor Cups 360ml when full approx. 320g
Sensory Filter Cups 290ml when full approx. 200g

Cafec D27 dripper and Flower Dripper
Abaca+ filter papers
Origami Dripper in plastic and ceramic
Origami filter papers
Local filtered water

Competitors will need to bring:
. Their own scales of choice (any brand)
. Their own timers (any brand)
. Their choice of coffee

Note: Grinder and kettles sponsor will be announced soon.

All competitors must grind their coffee on stage using the sponsored grinder during their presentation time.
All coffee must be brewed using the Sponsored Water supplied at room temperature.
Competitors must choose from the sponsored drippers papers to brew with and the service vessels to serve in.
Competitors ARE NOT permitted to bring their own equipment even if it is the same
as the sponsored model.
All competitors MUST use the provided equipment.

Standard WCC Rules and Scoresheets will apply with the variations set out above.

Judges: 1 Head Judge, 3 Sensory Judges

Competitors need to prepare:

3 x individually brewed coffees.

Timings:

15 min practice time
5 min prep time
10 min competition time

LATTE ART COMPETITION

Entry Cost:
The entry cost to participate is $250.

Equipment:
All equipment and products required to execute a performance in all disciplines will be provided by our Sponsors and Partners and is mandatory to use by all competitors. Competitors will not be allowed to bring their own equipment (even if it is the same as the sponsored).

2 x one group coffee machines fitted with double portafilter spouts
2 x Grinders
1 x Compak Cube Automatic Tamp from Xtracted Espresso Solutions
St Ali – Italo Disco Blend
Ancap cups from Casa Espresso
Torino Espresso Cups 70ml for Macchiato Service
Torino Caffelatte Cups 320ml for Designer Latte Service
Animal Milk: Riverina Fresh Full Cream Milk (WA/TAS TBC)
Plant Milk: The Alternative Dairy Co Oat Milk

2 x 380ml pointy spout Ronin V2 steel Jibbi Jugs
4 x 600ml Ironman super lightweight Jibbi Jugs
Gold Etching Pen from JibbiJug
NCD Distribution Tool – Nucleus Coffee Tools
Barista Pro Gear; 1L s/s milk pitcher, WDT tool, dosing cups, dosing funnel, double spouted measuring glass, brushes, roll of chux, cleaning cloths all from Barista Supplies

Competitors will need to bring:
. Their own scales of choice (any brand)
. Their own timers (any brand)

Standard WCC Rules and Scoresheets will apply with the variations set out above without the Signature Beverage Category which has been eliminated.

Judges: 1 Head Judge, 2 Visual Judges, NO Tech Judge

Competitors need to prepare:

2 x matching Animal Milk free pour macchiati  –  Compulsory use of Riverina Fresh Animal Milk
2 x matching designer patterns with Animal Milk  –  Compulsory use of Riverina Fresh Animal Milk
2 x matching designer patterns with Plant Based Milk – Compulsory use of The Alternative Dairy Co. Oat Plant Based Milk

Timings:

15 Min Practice time
5 Min Preparation Time
10 Min Competition Time