The Mixed Barista Arts, Asia’s revolutionary coffee competition, is coming to the HOFEX 2017 to challenge baristas in the most trying of competitions. The MBA challenges talented baristas not only in coffee creation skills, but also in basic day-to-day café functionality. Tasks involve assembling a grinder, making a shot within a designated time, creating the best latte art, to cooperating with the team efficiently while engaging with the customers and a test of knowledge regarding different types of coffee beans. The grand prize is HK$20,000, the equivalent of approximately NZD$3500.

HOFEX 2017 is Asia’s leading food and hospitality trade show, held from 8 -11 May 2017 at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. HOFEX showcases the best in food food-service equipment, supplies, technology as well as food and beverages. There is also a dedicated section for coffee, Bean2Cup @ HOFEX.