The ASEAN Coffee Federation (ACF) has announced the staging of the very first ACF sanctioned annual ASEAN Barista Team Championship (ABTC) series. 

The inaugural event will be held alongside the highly successful trade exhibition, Food & Hotel Indonesia 2019 (FHI), in Jakarta International Expo Centre (JI Expo) from the 24-27 July 2019.

“ACF believes in the importance of having good teamwork amongst the baristas which is especially so during the day-to-day running of a café. It is with this idea that we created a competition which demands cooperation, unity and cohesiveness,” says Victor Mah, president, ASEAN Coffee Federation.

Each ASEAN country team will comprise four baristas.  A total of US$10,000 cash prize has been set aside: the champion, 1st runner up and 2nd runner will walk away with US$5,000, US$3,000 and US$2,000 respectively.