Co-organizers Racing Creatures Sdn Bhd and Barista Guild Asia with the support of the Malaysia Barista Committee recently launched the much-anticipated 4th Malaysia Barista Championship 2013. The event will present coffee centric vendors as well as showcase the best of the nations baristas in the battle for title Grand Champion. The 4th Malaysia Barista Championship will be held on the 23-24rd March 2013 at MAP@Publika, Solaris Dutamas.
|Participants of the 4th Malaysia Barista Championship 2013 (MBC)|
In the rise of this new era, baristas are playing a crucial role in the culture and consumption of specialty coffee. Highlighting this role is the 4th Malaysia Barista Championship (MBC) 2013. Over two days, MBC 2013 will present a competition worthy of World Barista Championship standards to the public at Blackbox, Map@PUBLIKA. Meanwhile, at the Whitebox, Map@PUBLIKA, a platform for industry leaders to showcase and educate the public on the varied array of coffee machinery, beans, brewing methods and specialty café vendors will take place.
|MBC 220213 - Coffee Brewing|
Sixteen baristas from all over the country will display their talent in the art and science of specialty coffee at MBC 2013. With an international panel of judges from Singapore, Japan, Indonesia and Malaysia to cast a critical eye on the contestants, MBC 2013 promises to showcase the best the industry has to offer and be bigger and better. This year, WBC certified Head Judges, Hendri Kurniawan (Indonesia) and Ross Bright (Singapore) would lead this group of judges.
|MBC 220213 - Judges, Sponsors and Baristas|
Mr. JH Yee, MBC 2012 Champion on the other hand showcased his barista techniques as well as his wonderful latte art, truly demonstrating why he was deserving of the Champion title. Monin Syrup enticed the guests with lovely colorful cocktails whilst espressoLab delivered freshly brewed coffee and sweet treats to keep the guest sweetly caffeinated.
|JH Yee, Champion of MBC 2012|
Sweetening the competition even further, the grand champion of MBC 2013 have the chance to observe the World Barista Championship 2013 happening in Melbourne as well as enjoy 4D/5N in Melbourne plus coffee tour and access to the Melbourne International Coffee Expo in May 2013, all courtesy of Tourism Victoria; as well as a 3D/2N coffee farm tour in the Gayo Highlands courtesy Global Coffee Resources.
For more information about the Malaysia Barista Championship 2013, do check out their Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/MalaysiaBaristaChampionship.
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