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Coffee and Good Spirits Throwdown

Thursday September 3 @ 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Auckland was epic – we tested the water with this new concept competition and thanks to our sponsors, we are bringing the party to Wellington.

Event: Coffee in Good Spirits Throwdown 2020
Location: Prefab Hall, 14 Jessie Street, Wellington
Date: Thursday 3 September 2020 5.30 pm – 9.30 pm
Entry: Free for spectatorscompetitors enter NOW!

The Coffee In Good Spirits encourages you to join two worlds together to create tasty alcoholic-based coffee beverages. Spectators will be treated to a Monin bar and Acme will be hosting a Foosball Tournament for those who like team games!

Entry closes 16 March so grab your cocktail shaker and ticket now to win $1000. This is a limited ticket event for competitors to encourage responsible cocktail drinking. First in first served, so get your ticket to compete now!

Thanks to our sponsors: Monin, Acme, La Marzocco, AMC Roastery Supply and The Garage Project.


RULES:

With a limited number of competitors, there will be three knockout rounds comprising of warm, cold and ultimate espresso martini final round. You select your coffee and spirits for use on the night. Competitors will need to bring with them all they need to create their cocktails, two cocktails will be made in each round. There will be a fixed 20 second time limit to describe your drink to the judges.

Competitors may compete in two’s or three at the same time.

You select your coffee and spirits for use on the night. Competitors will need to bring with them all they need to create their cocktails, two cocktails will be made in each round.

The warm and cold drink has the elective choice of espresso, filter or any brew method of choice with a minimum 30ml in each drink.

Use any method, complexity, and recipe. A time limit applies: 10 (ten) mins total from set up to serving.

Judged loosely on three sections: tastiness/nerdiness/fire and flair. The winning overall drink impression of ‘which one is the best?’

• First round: Competitors create a WARM Cocktail (filter or espresso)

• Second round: Competitors create a COLD Cocktail (filter or espresso)

• Final Round: Espresso Martini (espresso only). Competitors battle it out for the $1000 cash prize.

EQUIPMENT:

Stations: on each is one LM Mini espresso machine, one E65s Mahlkonig grinder, access to one EK43 grinder, one kettle, one ice bucket. A tray will be available backstage for each competitor prior to the performance.

Bring your own glassware, muddlers, mixers, stainless steel straws and costumes.

JUDGES:

There will be taste judges per round and a head judge if required.  If there are any clashes in which beverage tastes the best, the head judge will have the final taste.  The Head judge will also assess the amount of coffee in each beverage.

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COMPETITORS

Please give a warm round of applause for the following who are going to shake it till they make it:

We are looking forward to celebrating the amazing year of 2020 with this fun event before the NZ Barista Championship.

Thanks again to our sponsors: Monin, Acme, La Marzocco, AMC Roastery Supply and The Garage Project.

Details

Date:
Thursday September 3
Time:
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Event Category:

Venue

Prefab Hall
14 Jessie Street
Wellington, New Zealand