The TAG Campus Barista of the Year Competition
The 2013 TAG Campus Barista of the Year Competition has come to and end, with the winner recently decided at CampusLink 2013, our industry conference and trade fair on the Gold Coast .
Congratulations to Adrian Chua from Murdoch Guild of Students in Perth, who put in a very strong perfermance to defeat defending two-times titleholder, Crystal Dempsey of uwsconnect, as well as baristas representing UQU and Flinders One.
Internal heats were held on campuses across the country, with state heats contested at the end of August. The state winners were flown to the Gold Coast to contest the finals, which was proudly supported by our coffee partner, Grinders Coffee, andParmalat Australia.
After a fun, but challenging two hours, with coffee after coffee being presented to the panel of judges led by Michaela Gerard of Grinders Coffee, with Tony Strickland from Coffex Coffee and Hannah Fielding of Mocopan, 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. Adrian's prize was the TAG Campus Barista trophy and a $500 cash prize.
Click on the picture below to see highlights of the 2013 finals.