4th Malaysia Barista Championship 2013

The 4th Malaysia Barista Championship will be held on the 23-24rd March 2013 at MAP@Publika, Solaris Dutamas. This Barista Championship will present coffee centric vendors as well as showcase the best of the nations baristas in the battle for title Grand Champion.

The exclusive partners for this event include MAP, PUBLIKA, Tourism Victoria, Global Coffee Resources, Coffex Coffee, Dankoff Coffee, Monin, Nouva Simonelli, Concept Art and Farmhouse Milk. Over two days, the Baristas will showcase their skills to the public at Blackbox, Map@PUBLIKA. Meanwhile, at the Whitebox, Map@PUBLIKA, the industry leaders will be showcasing and educating the public on the varied array of coffee machinery, beans, brewing methods and more.

This year, WBC certified Head Judges, Hendri Kurniawan (Indonesia) and Ross Bright (Singapore) would lead this group of judges. The 16 baristas battling it out will have to whip out four espresso, four cappuccino and four signature drinks in 15 minutes.

In collaboration with Tourism Victoria, the Café Pit-stop Standees depicts the coffee cultures of Melbourne as well as information regarding the 4th Malaysia Barista Championship. The standees will be placed around selected cafes in the surrounding Klang Valley over entire month of March and can be seen at the following cafes Artisan Roast Cafe, The Bee, EspressoLab, Coffee Stain, Top Brew Café, Departure Lounge, Red Bean Bag, Coffea Coffee and Coffee Chemistry Signature.

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. Additionally, a Nuova Simonelli Musica V 1Group (Black) coffee machine sponsored by Dankoff Coffee on behalf of Nuova Simonelli is up for grabs as well.

For more information about the Malaysia Barista Championship 2013, please visit

And now pics from the launch:
A lil hard core eh?
Now who could resist that challenge to win a Keep Cup?
Just bin a bean into the cup! Hubster succeeded. I succeeded on my last try and some succeeded on their 1st try...and am I supposed to be surprised that the one who succeeded in his first try is actually a Barista?
espressoLab delivered freshly brewed coffee
My choice is always espressoLab's awesome Flat White.
Monin Syrup enticing the guests with lovely colorful cocktails.
Delightful macarons to go with our coffee
Local talent Amrita Soon performs. I must say that hearing her live is amazing having watched a couple of her YouTube videos. Do support her on her Facebook page.
Mr. JH Yee, MBC 2012 Champion on the other hand showcased his barista techniques as well as his wonderful latte art.
Some of the Baristas who will be battling it out on the 23-24rd March 2013 at MAP@Publika

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