Eurogat Master Barista Challenge 2023: The Magic of Technique and Technology in Coffee at the Eurogat Booth at the Athens Coffee Festival!

The Athens Coffee Festival once again brings the world of coffee to the forefront, and Eurogat will be there to offer a unique experience to those who love the art of professional coffee preparation and specialty coffee.

As part of the Athens Coffee Festival, Eurogat is organizing the 'Eurogat Master Barista Challenge 2023' competition. In this competition, talented baristas will compete, showcasing their skills, talent, and love for coffee, aiming to impress judges and the audience and win fantastic prizes.

The competing baristas will use the professional Dalla Corte Zero espresso machine and utilize the patented water flow regulation technology called Digital Flow Regulation (DFR). The 'Freestyle Extraction' feature of the Dalla Corte Zero unlocks the ability to adjust and regulate water flow, allowing baristas to explore and highlight delicate flavors and aromas and create limitless coffee profiles.

The barista who scores the highest will not only earn the title but also the admiration of the audience and the prize of the ultimate espresso coffee machine, the 'Dalla Corte Studio.' The Dalla Corte Studio incorporates the technology of Dalla Corte's professional multi-boiler machines and is designed to fit in homes, offices, or small coffee shops.

The barista who secures the second place will win a unique iconic home espresso machine, the 'New Gaggia Classic Evo Pro,' while the third-place barista will receive a full brew equipment set from Belogia.

Key Competition Rules:

  • Competing baristas will have 30 minutes of preparation time on the competition machine to familiarize themselves with the flow and temperature settings and establish their preferences.
  • Each competitor will compete for 10 minutes, during which they must prepare 2 espresso shots and 2 milk beverages.
  • Competitors will use the same coffee in individual packaging and the same type of milk.
  • Competitors will have the opportunity to familiarize themselves with the machines used in the competition at Eurogat's facilities in Athens and Thessaloniki.
  • Each competitor will be judged by three experts (2 sensory judges and 1 technical judge) using an official scoring sheet, evaluating the preparation process, technique, and the flavor profile of the coffee.
  • All the necessary competition equipment will be exclusively provided by Eurogat and will be the same for all competitors.
  • The water used will be processed through reverse osmosis with magnesium enrichment, provided by the state-of-the-art BWT bestaqua 14 ROC Coffee system, meeting the quality standards required by the SCA.

Eurogat will have the support of its partners, Dalla Corte, Gaggia, Urnex, and Belogia to ensure the successful organization of this event.

Competition Schedule:

  • Saturday: 11:30 am - 2:30 pm and 4:30 pm – 7:30 pm
  • Sunday: 11:30 am – 3:00 pm and 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm