The Victorian Barista Championships are being held at The Beachclub, Waterfront City (Docklands) in Melbourne on Saturday 29th & Sunday 30th March 2008. I urge any aspiring Baristas to get involved and either compete or assist. You can find out more about the competition at the AASCA Web Site. If you don’t think Barista Competitions have any relevance in the “Real World” of cafes, I promise you your Barista skills will improve by competing or even assisting and watching what goes on. My cup quality and consistency have improved (even during peak service) using the skills I’ve developed for competition. At the very least come and watch.