Restaurant Association of New Zealand

Barista Smackdown

The Restaurant Association's Barista Smackdown 2016 was a success, stay tuned to find out about the Barista Smackdown 2018

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Inspired by our own Canterbury Branch President, Sam Crofsky of C1 Espresso fame in Christchurch, the Restaurant Association is proud to present the 2018 Barista Smackdown.

This high adrenaline visual extravaganza with wild cards and challenges will see top baristas compete head-to-head in knockout heats to create the perfect coffee. Along with the accolade of Smackdown Champion, the winning barista will also receive $1000 cash and their registered cafe will receive a fabulous prize as well. Spot prizes will also be up for grabs.

Stay tuned to hear when the 2018 Barista Smackdown will be held!