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Happy Barista Day March 1 2019 Australia

Let us congratulate Australia’s Barista of Choice 2019 Celeste Norris of Good 2 Go Cafe, Melbourne, Australia.

Celeste, who is a key member of the coffee community in Melbourne, commented: “To be crowned Australia’s first ‘Barista of Choice’ is just incredible. She said further, that “being a barista is more than a job for me as it enables me to use my passion to teach people valuable skills to improve their lives,” she said.

The inauguration took place last Friday 1st March, 2019.

As ‘Barista of Choice’, Celeste goes home with $5,000 cash to help enhance her career and attend Barista MasterClass with Barista Champion from Poland, Aga Rojewska.

Celeste will not be the only person receiving cash today. There are nine other star baristas who received $1,000 and special mention.

Unbelievably there were over 2,000 nominations from all over the country. Baristas were judged based not only on their skills but, their activity in the community at large. A Barista is not only a food creator, but, a counsellor, mentor, friend and member of the family.

The Australian Barista Census research released today to mark the industry celebration confirms that 82% of Australian baristas own or work in an independent café*, and 75% of Australians enjoy at least one cup of coffee per day**, reinforcing the need to officially honour the 30,000+ baristas in Australia.

Like Sheldon’s Cooper’s mother coaching to Sheldon to offer a warm beverage to a person who is upset, the Barista is offering everyone a cup of warm and feel better.-)

Thank you Big Bang for making our point.

This, the Barista Award lol, really highlighted how pivotal the barista is to the community and people’s lives. Cafes are important. Barista schools are very important, and some of the stories about the amazing customer service and friendship our baristas provide can’t be taught. Barista is Australia’s 10 fastest growing job and clearly one can see why. We love our Baristas!

Thank you,


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Melbourne International Coffee Expo Web

Were You at the Melbourne International Coffee Expo?

Melbourne International Coffee Expo Web


See http://internationalcoffeeexpo.com/

General Information

Official Event Brochure

MICE Brochure

Australia’s Coffee Show

Following the overwhelming success of the 2013 Melbourne International coffee Expo, the 2014 show is set to continue as the largest and most dynamic coffee event for the coffee industry in the Australasian region. MICE2014 will again bring the industry together, officially commencing with the Global Coffee Review Leaders Symposium, where the industry’s most influential voices gather from around the globe to discuss pressing issues around the growth and development of the international coffee industry.

Then the fun begins at MICE2014, a dedicated four-day event showcasing 150 exhibitors. We will continue to build on the features that have made previous events successful for sponsors, exhibitors and attendees. The region’s business leaders will come together to educate, inform, network and do business.

MICE2014 will proudly host the World Latte Art, World Coffee in Good Spirits and World Cup Tasters Championships in conjunction with the AASCA coffee championships, including the prestigious Australian Barista Championship, amongst other events. With MICE bringing these globally recognised events to Melbourne, we can again showcase our specialty coffee scene and cement its growing reputation as one of the best in the world. The four-day expo also provides an opportunity to attend satellite events in and around Melbourne, including roasting workshops, café tours, and endless networking opportunities to meet and greet the world’s top coffee industry personalities and decision-makers.

Admission & Showtimes

Thursday 15th May

10am – 5:30pm (trade visitors only)

Friday 16th May

10am – 5:30pm (trade visitors only)

Saturday 17th May

10am – 5:30pm (open to public)

Sunday 18th May

10am – 4pm (open to public)

How to get there

Melbourne International Coffee Expo – Travel information from Public Transport Victoria

How to get to the Melbourne Showgrounds  

Melbourne International Coffee Expo – Travel information from Public Transport Victoria Melbourne Showgrounds is located on Epsom Road, Ascot Vale, just 15 minutes drive from the CBD and 15 minutes from the Melbourne International Airport. The Showgrounds is easily accessible for all visitors

By Train: The Show Train will be in operation on Saturday and Sunday. Please visit ptv.vic.gov.au/journey  to plan your journey or ptv.vic.gov.au/route/view/1482 to view the timetable.

By Bus:   Bus Route 472 runs every 20 minutes during the day from Williamstown to Moonee Ponds and stops at Flemington Racecourse. In the evening bus Route 472 runs every 40 minutes. Route map:http://ptv.vic.gov.au/route/view/1666

By Tram:   Melbourne is famous for their iconic trams and getting to the Showgrounds by tram is convenient and easy.  Take Tram Route 57 (towards West Maribyrnong) from the corner of Elizabeth and Flinders street (Stop 1) to Melbourne Showgrounds (Stop 33). Route map:http://ptv.vic.gov.au/route/view/887

By Car:   Road access is just 15 minutes from the CBD via Flemington and Racecourse Roads, or off CityLink at Racecourse Road. Ample parking is available on-site at Melbourne Showgrounds.  Visitors enter via Gate 7, Leonard Crescent  off Langs Road.  Exhibitors enter via Gate 5, Langs Road.  Parking fees apply.

By Taxi:   A taxi to the Showgrounds from the CBD should only take around 15 minutes. There is a taxi rank (for pickups and drop offs) located just outside the Showgrounds main entrance in Epsom Road, Ascot Vale. Bookings can be made by calling 13CABS (13 2227).

Enter ‘showgrounds’ into the online journey planner at http://www.ptv.vic.gov.au and receive a customised trip plan detailing all services and connections.

For train, tram or bus information, visit http://www.ptv.vic.gov.au

Overseas Visitors

Visa applications   Overseas visitors please visit the Department of Immigration website at www.immi.gov.au for important travel information. Residents from most countries require visa to enter Australia. Please ensure you allow enough time for your application to be processed. Please also refer to the forms below  for more information on applying for a visa.

Please refer to the document below for important information on customs and immigration into Australia.




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