Competition & Events
2TH June, 2015

The Legend’s Smackdown & farewell to the First Pour

Join us as we bid farewell to the First Pour Melbourne – an institution that’s helped raise so many of our industry’s legends.

To help celebrate the move of the First Pour from the much-loved Abbotsford location to our new premises (16 River Street, Richmond) we’re holding the Legend’s Smackdown.

We’ve invited current and past barista staff who have worked or trained with us, to compete in The Legend’s Smackdown on 18 July at 22 Bond Street, Abbotsford.

The list of competitors currently includes
Craig Simon of Think Tank Coffee
Cassie La Penna of Veneziano
Joe Tynan of Café Imports
Simon James of Genovese,
Dave Makin of Axil Coffee Roasters
Jessie Hyde of Axil Coffee Roasters
Jade Jennings of Veneziano

To go head to head with these big names, email sarah.ellul@venezianocoffee.com.au – but hurry and reserve your place quickly as spots are limited and are filling fast.

The winner will receive a cash prize of $4,000 courtesy of Pura Milk – not to mention eternal bragging rights.

Runners up prizes included $500 cash courtesy of Da Vinci Gourmet and BeanScene Magazine subscriptions.

The extensive list of current and past baristas that have trained with us includes: Dave Makin and Jessie Hyde of Axil Coffee Roasters, Erin Sampson, Jen Marks, Jade Jennings, John-Paul Sutton, Mike Wells and Cassie La Penna of Veneziano, Joe Tynan of Café Imports, Simon James of Genovese, Craig Simon of Think Tank Coffee, Will Priestley of Pilgrim Coffee, Con Haralambopoulos of Gridlock Coffee, Joe Tynan of Café Imports, and Marichi Clarke of Red Star Coffee.

Most recently we’ve been training Australia’s current Latte Art Champion Caleb Cha of Cafenatics as he prepares to hit the world stage and represent Australia in the World Latte Art Championships in Gotherburg, Sweden. Our very own Lance Brown will be in Sweden and we’ll be crossing to him on the night to get insider access to the WLAC.

Come along and have a drink with us to farewell the First Pour, cheer on our own smackdown competitors and cheers on Caleb in Sweden. RSVP by Tuesday 16 June via Eventbrite.

LEGEND’S SMACKDOWN
The First Pour – 22 Bond St, Abbotsford
18 June, 5pm – 9pm
Light food and drinks provided
RSVP – Eventbrite

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