August 15, 2011

Ducale Coffee Smackdown

Each year, the team at Ducale Coffee pit their coffee skills against each other to gain the lauded title of Ducale Champion! The prize awarded is huge bragging rights for a whole 12 months!

Where better to hold this year’s competition, than under the bright lights of the first Melbourne Café Biz? Teams of 2 from each of the states, operations and new business raged against the clock to adjust the grinder, knock out lattes, caps and espressos using Ducale’s Reale coffee.

Hosted by Henri Kalisse, Ducale General Manager (“Would be embarrassing for you guys if I won!”) and judged by Rob Stewart, Ducale’s watchful eye and Innovations and Training Manager, the teams worked hard under normal strict competition criteria. Under pressure and with some cheeky Kiwi trash talking, they delivered great results, until the team from NSW (Shae Macnamara and Peter Jenner) came from nowhere to land a near perfect score and blow the rest out of the water.

Revenge is served best hot and 25 – 30 ml, so the teams are already practising for next year’s rematch.

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