Instaurator's New Project
There have been rumors floating around for a while now that someone in Australia was planning a barista competition event to rival the World Barista Championship, and it looks like this is just that.
I can't say that personally, I really know how I feel about an event like this. On the one hand, there's the "more the merrier" perspective. On the other hand, considering the current status of espresso and where the craft is going, is this the sort of competition that 2006/2007 should be producing? How does it all fit in? Is etching really an integral part of this competition? Here in the U.S., are we gonna have to hear chants of, "Zoka-Zoka-Zoka, oy! oy! oy!?"
Interesting stuff. What are your thoughts?
EDIT NOV 30: The video has been removed by the user from YouTube. The plot thickens. . .
EDIT DEC 4: The video is BACK... now with the intro from Instaurator removed. Makes you wonder. . .