Dream job alert: get paid to drink coffee in New York City

Cool Sh*t, Drink, Sydney / 25 November 2019

Caffeine addicts, the gig you’ve been searching for has landed thanks to Reservations.com.

As Sydneysiders, we take our coffee very seriously. We’ll venture off the beaten track to hunt down the best brews in our city and love scouting out the hottest new coffee trends from specialty filter brews to refreshing iced coffee concoctions. Each of us have our favourite coffee shops we swear by and will passionately recommend to our mates. But, what if you could travel across the world and get paid to share your coffee-loving knowledge with the world?

Thanks to the crew at Reservations.com, one lucky coffee aficionado is about to score the trip fo a lifetime to the big apple. The call-out has been made to become the platform’s Paid Irish Coffee Taster in New York City, an epic one-off adventure that will see the winner hired during December to test out the top spots in NYC to share their expert opinion.

Applications for this enviable competition are open now and close December 1st 2019, with the winning applicant set to be announced on December 2nd 2019. That’s right, you’ll get to sip your way across the city that never sleeps during the most picturesque time of year, winter. Following a pre-arranged itinerary of 8 established NYC venues from December 10th to 17th, you’ll sample a variety of different Irish coffee brews while watching the snow fall outside.

The winner coffee tester will be tasked with crafting a 300-word review for each of the eight Irish Coffee spots they try and will need to rank their favourites too. In exchange for your efforts, you’ll score $500 to spend on drinks and food plus a travel and writing stipend of $1,500, with the total prize pool worth $2,000.

Ready to enter? To apply, simply send a 150-200 word description of your favourite holiday beverage and setting to be considered for this epic competition. Get in quick, applications close this Sunday, December 1st! To find out more, click here.