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Genovese is proud to present the screening of Barista, a documentary that follows the story of five top baristas who find themselves pushing the limits of coffee perfection to win the National Barista Championship – a surreal competition where even one mistake is far too many.

To celebrate the screening, and Melbourne’s great coffee community, Genovese will hold a Latte Art Smackdown prior to the film, with over $2000 in prizes to be won!

The format is simple: fast paced head-to-head knockout rounds with competitors facing off using the new Viper standalone steam wand units. Espresso shots will be pulled for them separately and the Baristas will get one go to pour a pattern of their choice; the judges will point to their top pick on the count of 3, and the pour receiving the most picks will win and move on to the next round!

Supporters of the event are Dolo Cafe Supplies, Bombora Coffee and Water Supplies, Cafe Imports Australia, The Little Guy Espresso, Viper Steamer, Procal Dairies, and Bean Scene Magazine.

Judges: Joe Tynan – Cafe Imports, Sarah Baker – BeanScene Magazine, Ben Toovey – Genovese Coffee