Mixed Barista Arts

Mixed Barista Arts

The 2nd edition of Mixed Barista Arts will take place from 7 – 10 May 2019 during HOFEX.

Debuted in May 2017, Mixed Barista Arts (MBA) is a contest challenging baristas all over Asia with a full spectrum of barista skills. Different from the traditional barista contests, contestants at MBA will be challenged in all aspects from 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.  Only with splendid performances in all challenges will the barista win the game!

Event Programme

29 April – 2 May (Monday – Thursday)
MBA Heats

3 May (Friday)
MBA Semi Finalists Announced

7 – 9 May (Tuesday – Thursday)
MBA Semi Finals
Announcement of Finalists (9 May afternoon)

10 May (Friday)
MBA Grand Final
Awards Ceremony

Prize & Award

Champion: Trophy & HK$20,000 Cash Prize
1st Runner up: Trophy & HK$10,000 Cash Prize
2nd Runner up: Trophy & HK$5,000 Cash Prize

The Four Challenges 

Download score sheets to better prepare for the contest!


Official Espresso Machine

Official Coffee Grinder


Coffee Cup Sponsor

Accessories Sponsor

Coffee Sponsor


For competition details, rules and regulations:

Redback Specialty Coffee
Units B&C, 18/F Success Industrial Building,
17 Sheung Hei Street, San Po Kong, Kowloon

  Mr Dennis Cheung
  +852 2472 3603
  +852 2472 3602
  [email protected]

For sponsorship:

Informa Markets
17/F China Resources Building, 26 Harbour Road, Wanchai, Hong Kong

  Mr Derek Lau
  +852 2827 6211
  [email protected]