WHAT IS ROASTER SMACKDOWN?
In 2018 Roaster Smackdown was born, an industry-wide roasting competition with a difference, our mission was to create an event that broke boundaries and gave a new meaning to industry competitions.
We decided that the best way to do this was to break the barriers between judges and the public; we gave over 200 participants the opportunity to taste the top competitors’ coffees in a blind cupping and vote for their own winner.
In the lead up to the Roaster Smackdown 2019 we are hosting workshops alongside our sponsors ranging from; latte art classes and smackdowns, roasting workshops, new industry technology showcases, cuppings and more.
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WHAT IS NEW THIS YEAR?
WE ARE COMING TO MELBOURNE!
We have partnered with La Marzocco and Cafe Imports to bring the event to Melbourne this year. Once we've wrapped up in Sydney we will be heading over to bring together some of Melbourne’s best roasters to compete for the title.
In 2019 we want to create positive change in the industry through education and discussion on topics that affect us all. Many of our lead-up events cover a range of topics from; new studies on roasting, sustainability, technician workshops, understanding finance and more.
We have kept our fun and exciting Latte Art Workshop and Smackdown, this year lead by the up and coming 2nd Place National Champion Alice Park.