La Marzocco was a proud machine sponsor of the recent Coffee in Good Spirits Throwdown. This took place on Thursday the 18th of March Prefab Hall in Wellington.

A stellar line-up up barista-mixologists faced off in an epic battle to create one of kind coffee cocktails. Starting with a warm round, advancing to a cold round, with only the best of the night moving forward to the final throwdown. The final round was a classic espresso martini but with a twist made using the Linea Mini.

The Finalists:

Katie Knight, from Franks Coffee in Wellington and Sam Low from Auckland made it to the final round. They faced off to see who could create the most delicious espresso martini.

The final decision was a tough one, splitting the judges 2 to 1 leading Sam Lowe to take home the $1000 cash prize.

Coffee in Good Spirits – Wellington Throwdown was a NZSCA event hosted by Acme. And supported by La Marzocco, Cameo Syrups, AMC Roastery Supply and Garage Project.

Photos by Hamaidi Ridwan @doshotz

This was the second coffee in good spirits throwdown event. A previous throwdown held in Auckland in December, 2019. Read more about the past coffee in good spirits throwdown event.