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AASCA Detpak Australian Barista Championship finalists announced

From the March 2013 issue.

The six finalists have been announced for the Detpak Australasian Specialty Coffee Association (AASCA) Australian Barista Championship.

The running order of baristas competing in the finals on 3 March includes Hazel De Los Reyes from Coffee Alchemy, Sasa Sestic from Ona Coffee, Will Preistley from Coffee Alchemy, Tim Adams from Tim Adams Specialty Coffee, Matt Perger from St Ali and Sensory Lab, and Craig Simon from Veneziano Coffee Roasters.

Day two of the Australian Barista Championships saw Archie from Code Black and Lauren Stokes from Five Senses battle win their way into the Brewers Cup finals tomorrow. In the Cup Tasting heats, Ben Morrow from St Ali won entry to the Latte Art finals.

The finals of the AASCA Australian Barista Championships will take place 3 March at the Royal Melbourne Showgrounds.

Come and support the baristas tomorrow as they battle-it-out in the national finals. 

To see the full competition schedule and further information visit

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