It’s been a few years since MILKLAB have run a Barista Battle so we’re excited to be back celebrating baristas in all their masterful, latte art pouring glory – And we want to see them do this using the MILKLAB range of plant-based barista milks!

MILKLAB BARISTA BATTLE SERIES – HOW IT WORKS
  • The MILKLAB Barista Battle series will run heats in six states across Australia in August 2022.
  • This is the ultimate latte art smackdown where you could win the chance to rep your state at the finals at Melbourne International Coffee Expo (MICE).
  • The winner of the Australian final at MICE will be invited to become a MILKLAB Master Barista and go on to compete in the international final against MILKLAB Master Baristas from other countries for the chance to win a trip for two to London Coffee Festival 2023!
STATE HEATS & PRIZES

For each state event, there will be 24 baristas, 4 rounds and 1 winner!

Baristas will compete head-to-head in a bracket-style knock-out tournament. The best pour, as decided by our expert panel of judges will go on to the next round.

  • 1st Place: A pass to MICE to represent your state at the national final, plus we’ll pay for your flights & accommodation to Melbourne for 3-nights. Note: Melbourne winner will get a pass to MICE & a $500 MasterCard gift card in place of the flight & accommodation).
  • 2nd Place: $200 MasterCard gift card
  • 3rd Place: $100 MasterCard gift card
  • All competitors will also get a MILKLAB merch pack 😎

TICKETS

Spots are limited, so make sure you get in before they sell out. Find your nearest Barista Battle below!

Competitor tickets are $15 each. These are strictly limited as we’ll only be taking 24 competitors at each event.
All competitor ticket sales will be donated to the Wise Barista Program, to help support the training of individuals facing barriers to employment to become baristas.

Spectators, come and watch your mates compete – It’s FREE! Grab your general admission tickets before they run out!

There will be food, drinks, spot prizes & giveaways throughout the night, so you won’t be leaving empty handed!

FIND YOUR STATE HEAT & REGISTER NOW

VIC: Au 79 cafe

8 August 2022

VIC Heat
Competitors

WA: Kaltiva Coffee Roasters

8 August 2022

WA Heat
Competitors

NSW: The Goodsline

11 August 2022

NSW HEAT
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ACT: East Row Specialty Coffee

24 August 2022

ACT HEAT

QLD: Elixir Coffee

25 August 2022

QLD HEAT

SA: Veneziano Coffee Café

27 August 2022

SA Heat
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