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Seng “Money” Sanoubane to Lead Spro Team

Posted March 17, 2016

The Spro Team will once line up to contest the $50,000 prize pool. Placing 3rd in last years event Espresso Room owner and team sponsor Michael Rose, has assembled a formidable team to contest for the title including 2 time ACT Latte Art Champion Seng Sanoubane.

Seng, is a milk wizard and can’t wait to do battle with some of the worlds best baristas and latte artist.

Joining Seng in the Spro team is:

  • Lucas “Big Boy” Woods – Current Australian Coffee in Good Spirits Champion.
  • Michael “The Lawnmower” Phelan – 3rd place in NSW / ACT Brewers Cup
  • Matthew “Sharpie” Sharpe – The new kid on the block… the secret weapon which will be unleashed on the competition.

Espresso Room have three locations in Canberra and are a haven for coffee lovers; Westfield Belconnen, Westfield Woden and Hyperdome Tuggeranong. Espresso Room source their coffee from Ona Coffee because they share the same passion for coffee.
The Worlds Richest Barista Competition is a team challenge and was launched at Cafe Biz Expo Brisbane in 2015. The competition saw 14 teams compete in head to head competition to produce a cafe menu of coffee beverages.

2015’s inaugural World’s Richest Barista Competition (WRBC) concluded with a nail biting finish whereby finalist Natvia Sweet Team and Veneziano Coffee Roasters could only be separate by 1 point. Both these teams will return to battle it out for the 2016 title and a share of the $50,000 prize pool.

This unique competition is designed to replicate a busy café scenario whereby a team of baristas must work together to make a range of beverages based on customer orders. At the start of each round teams will collect an order of 7 drinks which will consist of Espresso / Lattes and Dine-In / Takeaway beverages. Competitors are also requested to pour a set latte art pattern on each of the milk-based coffee beverages – Swan, Tulip, Rosetta and free pour – to challenge and demonstrate the competitors’ creativity. The seventh beverage on each order is a filter coffee, single origin espresso or a signature beverage. This competition is a true café test to find the best brew crew under real-café conditions.

WRBC 2016 will be hosted at Fine Food QLD at the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition from 10th – 12th April. 16 teams will battle over the 3 day’s and will include Australia’s best baristas, specialty coffee roasters and a number of international competitors.