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Battle of the Baristas Grand Finale in Expat. Roasters Surabaya gives Birth to the Most Skillful and Creative Indonesia Barista in 2023

Battle of The Baristas, Indonesia’s largest sustainable plant-based barista competition held their grand finale on Friday, 21st of July at Expat. Roasters Surabaya.

Six of Indonesia’s most talented baristas secured their spots to compete for the prestigious title. Sthira Yabin from Hungry Bird, Yoga Satyadi from Butterman, Gatot from BGS Bali, Mujahidah from Setara (Kalimantan), Muhammad Faisal from Pison Jakarta and Ayu Sutharini from Expat. Roasters went head-to-head showcasing their remarkable skills and creativity.

The final stage brought an exciting twist as the six finalists faced the challenge of creating mesmerizing latte art based on surprise patterns revealed to them. Additionally, they showcased their mastery by crafting signature drinks using ingredients concealed within a mystery box.

Adding to the excitement, the grand finale featured a captivating sharing session with renowned mixologist Agung Satria (Bacardi – Martini Indonesia). Satria demonstrated his extraordinary skills in crafting exquisite mixed drinks, delighting the audience with his artistry and flair.

After an intense day of performances, a panel of distinguished judges convened to determine the winners.

  • 1st place went to Sthira Yabin from Hungry Bird. He received 80 Million Rupiah (a La Marzocco Linea Mini coffee machine), trophy, certificate of achievement, and a collection of Expat.Roasters and OATSIDE products.
  • 2nd place was awarded to Yoga Satyadi from Butterman, he received prizes worth 31 Million Rupiah;
  • 3rd place went to Mujahidah from Setara (Kalimantan), she received prizes worth 14 Million Rupiah;
  • 4th place went to Muhammad Faisal from Pison Jakarta, he received prizes worth 12 Million Rupiah;
  • 5th place went to Ayu Sutharini from Expat. Roasters, she received prizes worth 5 Million Rupiah;
  • Lastly, 6th place went to Gatot from BGS Bali, he received prizes worth 3 Million Rupiah.

The total prize money was valued at over 200 Million Rupiah.

Shae Macnamara, Founder & CEO of Expat.Roasters, Charlyn, Regional Head of Partnerships at OATSIDE, and Mira Yudhawati, Bon Cafe Indonesia presented the prizes.

Shae Macnamara, Founder & CEO of Expat.Roasters, expressed his enthusiasm for the grand finale stating, “Battle of The Baristas has always been a platform for showcasing exceptional talent and celebrating the artistry of coffee-making. We were thrilled to witness the culmination of this competition and were amazed by the extraordinary skills displayed by the baristas on the final stage.”

Charlyn, Regional Head of Partnerships at OATSIDE, commented, “OATSIDE was proud to be a part of Battle of The Baristas, supporting the thriving coffee community in Indonesia. We believe that this competition not only brought recognition to talented individuals but also inspired a new wave of creativity and passion within the industry.”

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The Battle of The Baristas has truly captivated the Indonesian coffee community, with baristas from all corners of the archipelago participating and showcasing their exceptional skills, experience, and creativity in coffee art and signature drinks. This competition stands as a testament to the thriving coffee culture in Indonesia, and the growing trend towards sustainable plant-based alternatives.

The Battle of The Baristas was supported by several sponsors and media partners. Among them are Luber Bali, IIT Coffee Beyond Borders, Sukanda Djaya, Bali Melali Printing, Navaro, Toffin Bali, Nusa Cana Rum, Hatten Wine, La Cimbali, Restopresso, Bon Cafe Indonesia, Sensa Koffie, Pesado, Bacardi, Kura-Kura Beer, Cinema XXI, Highball Culture, Boger Ceramic, Gojek, and 9/11 Coffee & Concept Store, Kotask (sponsors), Indozone, Kompas TV, Narasi, Narasi Community, NOW!Bali, Jawa Pos Radar Bali, Tempo.co, Young On Top, Hipwee, USS FEED, and The Yak (media partners).

For more information about the Battle of The Baristas competition, including updates on the final and the winner, please visit the official website at https://expatroasters.com/pages/battleofthebaristas

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