The coffee extravaganza of MICE 2015 is over and done, and as life returns to normal, we just want to say thanks to all those who came and celebrated with us at our annual Brews ‘n’ Bats party. As the sun set on the first day of the MICE trade show, the brats hit the coals and competitors limbered up for ping pong glory and extraction craziness. For the third year running, we pushed the desks back, pulled up the roller doors and wheeled out the BBQs to welcome our friends and peers into our Barista Academy site in West Melbourne.
Every year our trip to Central America is big, and this year was no different. New relationships were explored in Guatemala, I touched based with our favourite coop and producer in Costa Rica and I investigated the coffee landscape of Nicaragua for the first time. I hope you enjoy this glimpse into the trip.
For those who may have missed the action over the weekend, here are a few shots from the various coffee competitions which were held at this year’s Melbourne International Coffee Expo. Friday through Sunday, we found new champions across the Latte Art, Coffee in Good Spirits, Brewers Cup, Cup Tasters and Barista competitions for 2015.