The TAG Campus Barista of the Year Competition
The 2015 TAG Campus Barista of the Year Competition has come to an end, with the winner recently decided at CampusLink 2015, our industry conference and trade fair on the Gold Coast.
Congratulations to Andrew Wong from The University of Sydney Union, who put in a very strong performance to defeat a talented band of baristas representing Griffith University Campus Life, Canberra Institute of TAFE Student Association, Curtin Student Guild and Flinders One.
Internal heats were held on campuses across the country, with state heats contested at the beginning of September. The state winners were flown to the Gold Coast to contest the finals, which was proudly supported by our coffee partner, Vittoria Coffee, and milk sponsor Lion Foodservice.
After a fun but challenging two hours, with coffee after coffee being presented to the panel of judges led by Luke Coghlan of Vittoria Coffee, the winner was finally announced from the closely-scored field.
Congratulations again to all finalists, who proved that coffee on campus in this country can match the best on offer anywhere. Andrew's prize was the TAG Campus Barista trophy and a $500 cash prize, along with an espresso machine valued at more than $2,000 kindly donated by Vittoria Coffee.
Click on the picture below to see highlights of the 2015 finals.