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    NSW Barista Championships - Sun. 1st April

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    The NSW heat of the Australian Barista Championship will be held *
    Sunday April 1st at
    The Apprentice Restaurant, Sydney TAFE, Harris St (cnr with Thomas St),
    Ultimo
    Competition will begin at 10:30 am and will go through until around 3:30pm. The competition will be held in two sessions, morning and afternoon.

    http://www.nsw-barista-championship.com.au

    Ill be going to cheer for Hazel.

    (Are you allowed to cheer?)


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    Re: NSW Barista Championships - Sun. 1st April

    Quote Originally Posted by Thundergod link=1175003375/0#0 date=1175003375

    (Are you allowed to cheer?)
    I think you should be allowed to espress yourself - keep in mind though, its not a karate tournament ;) ;D

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    Re: NSW Barista Championships - Sun. 1st April

    Quote Originally Posted by Thundergod link=1175003375/0#0 date=1175003375
    Ill be going to cheer for Hazel.

    (Are you allowed to cheer?)
    I had a laugh Ask David Makin, Cassie and Erin.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dennis link=1175003375/0#1 date=1175003545
    Quote Originally Posted by Thundergod link=1175003375/0#0 date=1175003375

    (Are you allowed to cheer?)
    I think you should be allowed to espress yourself - keep in mind though, its not a karate tournament *;) ;D
    Last karate tournament I went to they threw chairs.
    Im hoping the Barista Comp will be a little more sedate.

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    Re: NSW Barista Championships - Sun. 1st April

    Sometimes the music is a bit painful. For last years ABC, some of it was so loud, it was hard to hear the competitors.

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    Re: NSW Barista Championships - Sun. 1st April

    Maybe thats so you couldnt hear the swearing.

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    Re: NSW Barista Championships - Sun. 1st April

    Quote Originally Posted by Wushoes link=1175003375/0#2 date=1175003814
    Quote Originally Posted by Thundergod link=1175003375/0#0 date=1175003375
    Ill be going to cheer for Hazel.

    (Are you allowed to cheer?)
    I had a laugh Ask David Makin, Cassie and Erin.
    ;D I may have well been the worst of the lot when Erin was on stage :-[ David had the whole crowd cheering along though :) Got to admit being my first barista contest that I didnt expect that much atmosphere.

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    Re: NSW Barista Championships - Sun. 1st April

    Does anyone know who is competing in this comp? I did a websearch including from the link from Thundergod and come up with no answer to my question.

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    Ill try and find out.

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    Re: NSW Barista Championships - Sun. 1st April

    Complete stab in the dark:

    Hazel
    Scotty
    Jack Hanna
    Alex Kum (I think Bon mentioned he was competing)


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    Re: NSW Barista Championships - Sun. 1st April

    GL to all the baristas competing in 2 days time

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    Re: NSW Barista Championships - Sun. 1st April

    Have only confirmed two names (other than Hazel).

    Scottie Callaghan and Sebastian Butler-White.

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    Im pretty sure a couple of the guys from Mecca are going to compete today as well. Im meeting some friends for Yum Cha this morning but might pop in and have a look at the afternoon session.

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    Re: NSW Barista Championships - Sun. 1st April

    Ill be there this afternoon as well.

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    Re: NSW Barista Championships - Sun. 1st April

    I had to leave early so dont know the results.

    Some pics:


    Scottie


    The judges huddling over Scotties scores


    Tom in full flight making capps


    What the winner gets


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    Re: NSW Barista Championships - Sun. 1st April

    Hazel and Alex didnt compete.

    Results:

    1st. Scottie
    2nd. Sebastian
    3rd. Tom
    4th. Ben

    Scotts focus & zone was so incredibly intense... I have never seen anything like that before, that includes being in the corner of professional fighters. It really is something else. His presentation & service was also first class, reminded me and made me feel like I was in a three hat restaurant like establishment. Scottie was also most gracious winning, pure class.


    Sebastians performance was also really well presented... seemed pretty cool under the pressure. He used a SO, Yemen Ismali, as his choice.

    I didnt see Toms unfortunately.

    Ben was also another one who handled the pressure really well.. he had a 3 bean blend of various Brazilian beans from Tony at Rio. His shots were shorter, more ristretto-like and looked so damn good, but he said while he scored the highest for taste, he was marked down for it in other areas.

    A guy called Luke who was first up was another one that stood out to me..

    I didnt really see many other presentations, but regardless of win or lose, everyone deserves respect & kudos for stepping up and putting it on the line. They have gained far more than those who didnt.


    A shout out also has to go out to the judges and those involved in running the event: Ben, Emily, Paul, Rob, Keith, Hazel (judging) + other judges I dont know the names of. A lot of unpaid work & time went in on their behalf.

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    Re: NSW Barista Championships - Sun. 1st April

    I arrived about half way through Scotts performance and must admit it appeared to stand out the most performance wise.

    Sebastian impressed me so much with his patter that I wanted to get my hands on the Yemen Ismali and take it home.

    Having never been before it was an interesting experience for me.

    I didnt realise how much of a show the contestants put on.

    From memory, this is Sebastion.
    I didnt post it earlier as it is a bit blurry full size.




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