Cafec Brew Masters

Join us for the most exciting pour over coffee competition of the year! Cafec Brew Masters, presented by Barista Supplies. 

This high-stakes battle of baristas will take place on Friday 8th September at Veneziano Coffee Roasters. 

Prepare to be captivated as talented baristas go head to head, showcasing their expertise and creativity in the art of pour over coffee. Each competitor will be using Cafec brewing gear, the same coffee and the same grinder. So, it will be purely a battle of skill and pour over technique!

We are thrilled to announce that special guest Shigeji Nakatsuka, the Founder and CEO of Cafec Japan, will be attending the event.

With a pool of incredible prizes awaiting the victorious baristas. The ultimate champion will take home the coveted title of "Cafec Brew Master" along with a grand prize of $2,000! But the competition won't be easy—these talented individuals will have to impress a distinguished panel of judges, including industry experts, renowned coffee judges and esteemed members of the specialty coffee community.

Don't miss out on this specialty coffee event that celebrates the artistry and mastery of pour over coffee.

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Go head to head in a pour over battle to WIN $2,000!

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Cafec Brew Masters Rules Melbourne 2023

Competitors must check in 15 minutes prior to the beginning of the competition

1. Coffee
The coffee beans used for the competition will be the official coffee
sponsor for 2023 - Veneziano Coffee Roasters. Each competitor will receive 200g of the competition coffee 2 weeks prior to the event to practice. The same coffee will be used on the competition day.

2. Equipment
All brewing gear will be provided for the competition.

Cafec Brewing Gear: Cafec Flower Dripper, Cafec Server
Cafec Filter Paper: Choice of; Cafec Abaca, Cafec Abaca+, Cafec Roast Profile Paper
Official Scale: Barista Progear Brewing Scale
Official Grinder: Macap Labo 70D Coffee Grinder
Official Water: BWT
Official Cup: Sttoke Cup
Official Kettle: Brewista Artisan 1.0L Kettle

a) Only provided brewing gear can be used for the competition. No additional brewing devices permitted.
b) Water for brewing will be prepared by the organizer.
c) Station will be reset after each competitor and ready for the next

3. Competition Format
The competition is a multi-round, elimination tournament.
a) In each round, three competitors brew coffee simultaneously.
b) Competitors have 5 minutes in which to prepare, brew and present
their coffee.
c) When the time is up, the coffees are presented in identical vessels
to a panel of three judges.
d) The judges blindly evaluate each coffee and make their own private
assessment as to which is the best.
e) On the count of three, all judges simultaneously point to their
preferred coffee.
f) The winner progresses to the next round. The losers are eliminated.

4. Judging
There will be 2 flights
of 3 judges and 1 head judge.

The winner is determined by pointing at the cup. If a decision cannot be made, the head judge will decide the winner.

a) Each round is judged blind using the cupping technique.
b) Competitors' names will be marked on the underside of the cups where they are completely
c) There is no scoresheet or formal judging criteria. Judges are simply answering: “Which cup
would I prefer to drink all of?"
d) Each judge will arrive at their own conclusion, without discussing the samples with their fellow judges.
e) On the count of three, all judges will point simultaneously at the cup of their choosing.
f) After judging, the MC will lift the winning cup, revealing the name of the round winner.
g) In the event of all three judges pointing at different cups, the Head Judge will taste the coffees, and decide the round. This decision is final.