The Great Coffee Pub Quiz
It’s not every week that 130 members of the Melbourne coffee community gather for a coffee-themed pub quiz. But then, it’s not every week we celebrate turning three.
Last Thursday night, Bureaux HQ underwent a rapid transformation from fully-functional coffee roastery to moodily-lit quiz hall ready to see 23 teams take on The Great Coffee Pub Quiz.
From 7:30 pm it was phones away, thinking caps on, and sharpened pencils at the ready as our quizmaster, Mrs Smith, got the evening’s main attraction underway. Five rounds of questions, each focusing on a different aspect of the industry, put attendee’s coffee knowledge to the test.
Did anyone launch a drunken complaint about the questions? Of course they did — it wouldn’t be a pub quiz without a little controversy, right? So when the results were counted and we had ties for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd places, the tension was palpable.
But just as crema always rises to the top, it was Market Lane’s ‘Team Decaf Soy Latte’ that took out the title by correctly identifying Colin Harmon in our tiebreaker ‘who am I’ round? And while six champions were crowned, with a birthday cake, an open bar, and tables groaning under the weight of party snacks, it’s fair to say that everyone went home a winner.
We’d like to thank our mates at Minor Figures, La Marzocco, Cafe Imports, and Brew Tech for helping us put the night on. We’d also like to thank everyone who joined us on the night to celebrate our birthday, and to all of our members who have been part of our journey so far.