monthly contest & grand challenge
noun: barista; plural noun: baristas
a person who serves customers in a coffee shop
In Malaysia, a barista is often thought of as nothing more than a pembancuh kopi – literally a coffee maker. A low-skill, low-wage job that requires nothing more than taking orders and pushing some buttons – occasionally maybe you’ll need to draw a pretty picture in milk. Working as a barista is something you do after college or just a part time job you take up while you figure out what you really want to do with your life.
We want to change this perception and raise the bar for local baristas with a monthly contest. To not only showcase Malaysia’s barista talent, but also a space for them to make new friends, learn new skills, and hone their art. Caffeine isn’t a drug, it’s a vitamin. And a barista is more than just an unskilled coffee slinger – we’re doctors of coffee!
A monthly contest for 8 baristas to show us their barista-fu!
Last Wednesday of each month from 18:30 till 21:30
The Space @ 13 Thirty Seven
Each month’s winner will qualify to the GRAND FINALS with MYR10,000 up for grabs!
Format: Single-elimination contest (knockout rounds)
You will be judged and awarded:
WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 29TH @ VENUE TO BE ANNOUNCED
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 28TH @ THE SPACE
SATURDAY, MAY 28TH @ GATVIC
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 30TH @ THE SPACE
WEDNESDAY, JULY 28TH @ GATVIC
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 25TH @ THE SPACE
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 29TH @ GATVIC
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 27TH @ THE SPACE
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 24TH @ GATVIC
WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 29TH
See the 8 monthly winners from April – Nov battle it out in a 3-round heat to see who walks away with the title, RAISE THE BARISTA CHAMPION!