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    Results from Canberra Barista Comp?

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    Does anyone have the results from the comp held last weekend?

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    Re: Results from Canberra Barista Comp?

    Held over 2 days last weekend (11 and 12 Feb 2012).

    In addition to being on the organising committee and helping out, I was on the panel of judges.

    The Standard of ACT competitors is very high and at least equal to those in the NSW comp where there is a vastly larger population to draw from.

    Saturday:

    The barista comp. Nine competitors,* all at a very comparable level to eachother, all were well prepared and professional, a credit to their profession as well as to the comp itself. ACT standard: High



    Winner ACT Barista Comp: Hugh Kelly


    Sunday:

    In the morning the Latte Art Comp. Great fun, casual, less need for the kind of formality required in the barista comp.

    It was interesting to see newcomers trying some very difficult art. If you were judging them for attempting such, you would give them all 100% for trying and getting reasonable results, but unfortunately, the rules call for each barista to submit* photos of what they are going to attempt and they are judged on how close they can get to their photos...so to get a reasonable resemblence of a difficult pattern is not good enough and they are marked accordingly.

    Newcomers would be better served to attempt simple patterns and get much closer to producing latte art that is very close to their submitted photos as they will score far better in the comp.

    Interestingly, 2 out of I think 7 contestants produced mirror images of their submitted photos and in the appropriate section on the judges scoring sheet, this scores a ZERO because* a mirror image of a pattern does not constitute an identical representation.* This was checked in the WBC rules first and then with*Australian judges that judge internationally at the "Worlds".


    Winner ACT Latte Art Comp: Angus Mackey


    In the afternoon: The Coffee Cupping Comp. This is a blind cupping of single origins where contestants have to pick the "odd" one out of groups of 3 coffees (each group = 2 the same, 1 different), for 8 groups of coffees.

    There were 7 contestants including 2 pro roasters (not me) and atleast one apprentice pro roaster. One of my own employees did me proud, winning the Cupping Comp with a score of 7 out of 8.


    Winner ACT Coffee Cupping Comp: Mick Walker.


    So I guess were off to represent the ACT at the Nationals.

    Long days, good work, the beer after the packing up on Sunday arvo was very very good.

    A more detailed anaylsis of results is being submitted for publication in the Canberra Times soon.

    We could use more people to train to become accredited sensory and technical judges for these comps. Its interesting and I think rewarding, and you dont have to be in the coffee or cafe industries to do this...just have a keen interest. Come on CSers.....where are you?* :)


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    Re: Results from Canberra Barista Comp?

    sounds great!

    Quote Originally Posted by 033720362D1A062A23232020450 link=1329434978/1#1 date=1329438855
    submit photos of what they are going to attempt
    are there any photos hanging around of the day? I would like to see some of those attempts.

    Quote Originally Posted by 033720362D1A062A23232020450 link=1329434978/1#1 date=1329438855
    the beer after the packing up on Sunday arvo was very very good
    Was it a capbeerccino?!

    Quote Originally Posted by 033720362D1A062A23232020450 link=1329434978/1#1 date=1329438855
    Come on CSers.....where are you?
    In another state where this sort of comp doesnt exist...

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    Re: Results from Canberra Barista Comp?

    yes there are plenty of photos and I dont know where they have gone. One of the helpers was taking photos and downloading them into a pooder possibly to flick to AASCA...will find out.

    Iain they are invariably short of judges, and there are always judges that back out at the last minute....if you start driving now, you could get accredited and be ready to judge at the Nationals in Melbourne in May ;D

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    Re: Results from Canberra Barista Comp?

    Thanks Attilio and congratulations to Mick!

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    Re: Results from Canberra Barista Comp?

    I seriously would love to Attilio but I cant do the travel with family & work... unless you want to hold a comp up here!

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    Re: Results from Canberra Barista Comp?

    Quote Originally Posted by 26120513083F230F06060505600 link=1329434978/1#1 date=1329438855
    We could use more people to train to become accredited sensory and technical judges for these comps. Its interesting and I think rewarding, and you dont have to be in the coffee or cafe industries to do this...just have a keen interest. Come on CSers.....where are you?*
    I dont think my sensory skills would be judge-worthy. Sorry!

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    Re: Results from Canberra Barista Comp?

    Quote Originally Posted by 695D4A5C47706C4049494A4A2F0 link=1329434978/1#1 date=1329438855
    We could use more people to train to become accredited sensory and technical judges for these comps. Its interesting and I think rewarding, and you dont have to be in the coffee or cafe industries to do this...just have a keen interest. Come on CSers.....where are you?
    Hi Atillio,
    What sort of time committment would one need to make if they wished to pursue this?
    BOSW

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    Re: Results from Canberra Barista Comp?

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    I went down with a few wagga people on the sunday to check it out. There really are some quality baristas in the ACT. Real shame i missed the barista comps though. anyway, heres some photos of anguss latte art








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