NEW YORK CITY I OCTOBER 9 - 11, 2020
  • Coffee Masters

16 CONTENDERS
8 DISCIPLINES
1 WINNER

 

CREATIVITY, PASSION, SKILL, KNOWLEDGE AND PERSONALITY – THIS IS WHAT MAKES A COFFEE MASTER.

How it works

 


Coffee Masters™ is the fast-paced, multi-discipline global barista tournament which has taken place annually at The LondonNew York and Los Angeles Coffee Festivals since 2015.

Judged by a panel of industry figureheads, the fast-paced knockout battle format of Coffee Masters™ saw 16 baristas showcase their skills head-to-head across a broad range of disciplines: The Cupping, The Brewing, The Latte Art, The Order and The Signature Drink, with The Espresso Blend being included for those who successfully made it to the Coffee Masters™ semi-finals.

In 2019 at The Los Angeles Coffee Festival, Mexico's Carlos de la Torre of Café con Jiribilla walked away with a $5,000 cash prize, plus a Slayer Espresso single group espresso machine (including an all-expenses paid trip to Seattle in 2020 with Slayer), a Mahlkönig EK43 and an epic Hario swag bag.


 

The Disciplines



The Cupping


The Cupping tests the barista’s ability to understand taste profiles in a highly-competitive time-pressed battle.

Each competitor is presented with six coffees set in a particular order and the competitors have three minutes to taste and memorize the order in which those coffees are placed on the table.

The coffee bowls are then shuffled randomly and competitors have two minutes to taste and return the coffee bowls back to their original order.
The Brewing


The Brewing


The Brewing tests the barista’s ability to choose the right brewing method for a coffee.

The competitor will select one of the six coffees presented in The Cupping round to brew.

This discipline aims to assess the barista’s understanding of grinding (using an EK43) and their ability to select the right brewing method from a Chemex, Aeropress or V60 to maximize taste.

The competitors will be judged on the correlation between their choice of coffee and brewing method, their presentation and the taste of their coffee.
The Latte Art


The Latte Art


The Latte Art tests the barista’s mastery of milk, challenging them to create specific patterns in milk-based drinks against the clock.

The judge will roll a dice three times, determining three different coffee patterns that competitors have to replicate and present to the judges.

The presented coffees will be judged on visual appearance of the pattern, milk quality and contrast.

The Order

The Order


A real world test. 

Baristas are challenged to deliver an order of 10 espresso-based drinks, common to a quality café menu.

Baristas will be presented with an order docket, which they will be challenged to produce in nine minutes or less.

The competitors will be judged on their technical skill, cleanliness and time.
The Signature Drink


The Signature Drink


A signature drink is a coffee based mixed beverage consisting of three or more ingredients, as long as they are safe and legal to use.

Baristas will need to replicate and present the same Signature Drink that they created for their online submission video.

The competitors will present three identical drinks to the judges and will be judged on taste, creativity, consistency and presentation.
The Espresso Blend


The Espresso Blend


The ‘Espresso Blend’ discipline will only occur once contenders have reached the semi-finals.

Baristas will create an espresso blend from the coffees used in The Cupping.

The two finalists will then need to replicate their bespoke blend during the final.

The Origin

The Origin


The Origin tests the barista’s ability to identify coffee origins by taste, in a highly competitive time-pressed battle. Each contender is presented with six coffees, and a table-top map of the world. The contender will have five minutes to taste the coffees and place them on the map in the correct geographical location from where they originate.

 

 

2019 Contenders


Capture.png
Capture2.png


Applications for Coffee Masters at The New York Coffee Festival 2020 will open in Summer 2020. Stay tuned!

Related Experiences
Lets keep in touch!
Are you a member of the Coffee Industry?

Enter security code:
Security code

2019 - Proudly Sponsored By:
FooterBlackCompanyLogo: 16b0549b-4b5d-49fe-a01d-a5c4cb964819 FooterBlackCompanyLogo: cbf7f7cf-a838-45ff-b30b-a8efea6b2e61 FooterBlackCompanyLogo: FooterBlackCompanyLogo: 67b9a17b-97ea-479c-9b28-be5f4e4747e2 FooterBlackCompanyLogo: b65cf952-a904-4a0a-8baf-52a776608548 FooterBlackCompanyLogo: 939ad12b-c7ff-4ab0-8286-6c3dfc3aa791 FooterBlackCompanyLogo: 0af249f4-8a96-4ec6-8327-3c38e367c3dd FooterBlackCompanyLogo:
FooterBlackCompanyLogo: d5f84cfb-3511-47e0-b40d-27da99ac8d38
2019 - Latte Art Live:
FooterBlackCompanyLogo: 53b784cf-6d51-4477-bbf9-1af6aec151a9 FooterBlackCompanyLogo: 15cbb656-af42-4f88-b715-ecb0774bc7ac FooterBlackCompanyLogo: 5065ac2c-ab45-4243-9661-a91c05e0a800 FooterBlackCompanyLogo: 86c44158-7355-4b8d-a23a-83a9711e9f40 FooterBlackCompanyLogo: f3d7197d-1d51-458a-9684-8113f1d3cf3c FooterBlackCompanyLogo: b6ed0d25-93eb-4fee-9ce4-71a771c4a170
2019 - Roast Masters:
FooterBlackCompanyLogo: d46169be-88e7-4d64-9a7d-410847cdfa37 FooterBlackCompanyLogo: e6b45c71-43ef-4cdb-bf5f-045d2c8ab769 FooterBlackCompanyLogo: 56f60d01-df2a-476b-b3ab-10a1cd9e0f8d FooterBlackCompanyLogo: FooterBlackCompanyLogo: FooterBlackCompanyLogo: FooterBlackCompanyLogo: 855cfdad-ecda-42c9-ae2c-85abbf407dce
2019 - The Lab:
FooterBlackCompanyLogo: f2745249-a9ae-4e5c-be12-8e04e8c106ed
Media Partners:
FooterBlackCompanyLogo: FooterBlackCompanyLogo: e020e465-a502-4d5d-a32a-7010361f18fa FooterBlackCompanyLogo: FooterBlackCompanyLogo: FooterBlackCompanyLogo: FooterBlackCompanyLogo: FooterBlackCompanyLogo: FooterBlackCompanyLogo: FooterBlackCompanyLogo: 9b409c80-f2ae-4f0d-91bb-2d1ce0fbe925 FooterBlackCompanyLogo: FooterBlackCompanyLogo: FooterBlackCompanyLogo: 04f0ca66-fbf5-456a-8f83-e1dea9e850f0 FooterBlackCompanyLogo: 5418fce0-f5ce-4867-aae7-ccbada8b678f
Location
Metropolitan Pavilion
125 West 18th Street,
New York, NY 10011
Details
Terms & Conditions
Privacy Policy

VAT No. GB303031474 – Group
Contact
Email: info@newyorkcoffeefestival.com

© Allegra Events Ltd 2020.