This will be held from 3 – 5 September [ie starting tomorrow] - these things are usually a great way to catch, up although unfortunately I can't attend [no longer in Sydney
here's a bit of guff from the press release:
"Technology and demonstrations will be all the rage on day one of the show, with Mavam, the new under the counter espresso machine making its Australian debut at the Sensory Lab brew bar, powered by Huhtamaki and Service Sphere. Hands-on demonstration of the Aurelia Easy Cream technology and Turbo Foamer will be available at Espresso Mechanics’ stand, as well as cold press demonstrations and samples from Pomeroy Equipment, and a Project Origin cupping session with World Barista Champion Sasa Sestic of Ona Coffee from 3pm – 4pm.
If it’s the thrills and spills of barista competitions you’re hanging out to see, then Thursday is a great day to attend. ASCA will host the heats of the Regional Coffee Championships, uniting Australian Capital Territory and New South Wales baristas to compete together. Baristas from across the East Coast will have the opportunity to represent their state in the Barista, Latte Art, Brewers Cup, and Cup Tasting Championships.
If education is more your thing, delve deep into the DNA of coffee and barista techniques via the Danes Specialty Coffee Institute, which is hosting Specialty Coffee Association of America certified classes. The sessions will run from 3 – 5 September and will cover topics including espresso and milk steaming fundamentals, essential elements of espresso, instructor development programs, and how to grind, dose, tamp, and extract.
Note, there is an entry fee; to see the complete events schedule visit thecoffeeexperience.com.au/visitors/event-schedule/