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 10amp VA Prima coffee machines each fitted with a double spouted portafilter
2 x VA MY75 Grinders,
4 x  scales, (TBA)
12 x Espresso Cups (TBA)
12 x Cups for Milk / Plant Beverage service (TBA)
Animal Milk: Riverina Fresh  –  Plant Milk: Oatly Oat Milk Barista Edition

A complete range of barista tools including but not limited to: tamps, jugs, milk dosers, ocd, wdt, measuring/dosing cups, dosing ring, brushes etc (TBA)

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

4 x Kettles,
1 x Grinder,
4 x Scales
6 x Serving Vessels
All coffee must be ground on stage during competition time using the sponsored grinder.                                  
All coffee must be brewed using the Sponsored Water supplied at room temperature.

Competitors MUST choose from a variety of 4 different options of Sponsored Brewing devices, Beakers and Filter Papers to brew with.

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

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).

1 x Black & White Thermoplan Machine will be provided (TBC)
Failing this
2 x one group 10amp coffee machines each fitted with a double spouted portafilter
2 x Grinders,
4 x Scales, (TBA)
12 x Espresso Cups (TBA)
12 x Cups for Milk / Plant Beverage service (TBA)
Animal Milk: Riverina Fresh  –  Plant Milk: Alternate Dairy Co Oat Milk
A complete range of barista tools including but not limited to: tamps, jugs, milk dosers, ocd, wdt, measuring/dosing cups, dosing ring, brushes etc (TBA)

Standard WCC Rules and Scoresheets will apply with the variations set out below  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 sponsored Animal Milk
2 x matching designer patterns with Animal Milk  –  Compulsory use of sponsored Animal Milk
2 x matching designer patterns with Plant Based Milk – Compulsory use of sponsored Plant Based Milk

Timings:

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