Breezy Masters

October 13, 2017

The Grounds of Alexandria to host Grand Breezey Masters 2017

The stage is set for an epic battle with 6 Breezey Masters set to contest for the title of Grand Breezey Master.

Going back 4-5 years… barista competitions with alternative milk was unheard of and the soy milks on the market were being scrutinised due to performance issues. The launch of Almond Breeze Barista Blend changed the game and provided a much more workable alternative for the industry.

To put Almond Breeze Barista Blend to the test the Cafe Culture Magazine team conducted a number of Latte Smackdown events around Australia featuring the product. Prior to the events we’d get questions from competitors such as … are we really using Almond Milk?… for the whole comp?

Almond Breeze Barista Blend quickly gained acceptance by key industry leaders; the proof was in the cup. No splitting issues, nice and silky when heated and it combined well with coffee to produce latte art. The result was fantastic for consumers as it improved the offering for those who are Lactose intolerant and a viable alternative for others. Move forward to today and Almond Breeze Barista is now very much an accepted alternative and is available in thousands of cafes around Australia.

The Breezey Masters program has elevated interest in alternative milk and by making the best possible beverage for consumers whether it be with fresh milk or Almond Milk. It’s not just about serving up a cup of coffee that looks good right! Six Breezey Masters events have been held this year with the journey starting in Melbourne in March. Over 100 competitors have participated in the events attracting a good mix of competition baristas and newbies. The competition format is simple, but challenging, with competitors all using their own coffee to present 6 cups in 10 minutes with set latte art patterns and free pours. Cups are also evaluated based on taste and assessed on sweetness, taste balance, flavour and after taste.

Joining the masters at the Grand Final will be Phattra Phithakphon (Aum) of Hardware Societie. Aum, was the highest local based place getter in the Victorian competition and will now get the opportunity to take on the masters. Thank you to all the host venues and judges that have supported this year’s state competition.

Grand Breezey Masters Grand Final
7a/2 Huntley St, Alexandria NSW 2015
Tuesday 14th November from 6pm
Register to compete in the latte art competition by completing this form. Competition kicks off at 6pm.





Victoria – Lucky Cabrera Salvador of Common Man Singapore

Queensland – Sarah Jin of Extraction Artisan Roasters

South Australia – Joshua Rivers of C.R.E.A.M

Western Australia – Ethan Cheong Son of Etro

New South Wales – Meg Loudon of Coffee Brothers

ACT – Matt Sharp of Espresso Room

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