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Ona Coffee cleans up at ASCA Central Region Barista Championship

From the October 2017 issue.

Asca Central champions

Ona Coffee has achieved a clean sweep of the Barista category at the Australian Specialty Coffee Association (ASCA) Central Region Barista Championship.

The competition was held at Bare Witness in Sydney on 7 and 8 October.

Ona’s Executive Barista Angus Mackie took out top spot, while Assistant Roaster Danny Wilson was awarded second place and Weihao Gin, who is a barista at Ona’s Manuka store came in third.

“One of my goals was to highlight and celebrate natural coffees,” said Angus. “I wanted to find a natural that would normally be used for filter that could be impressive as an espresso.”

In the Cup Tasters event, Yama Kim of Kingswood Coffee in Sydney won first place, while King Luen Wong placed second and Sangchul Lee was third.

Chanho Hong won the Brewers Cup, while Isaac Kim was runner up, and Alex Murfet was third place.

The winner of the Latte Art category was Jibbi Little, with Li Tao and Nate Lee coming second and third respectively.

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