Robert Kim from Hello Friends and Allies has won the Auckland Breezey Masters competition, the final regional of the 2019 season.
Shogo Shimoji from Café 88, Leo Li from Newbie Café, and Isaac Yu from 21 Grams rounded out the finalists.
Twenty competitors came down to take part on the night, held at Karajoz Coffee Company in Eden Terrace.
Karajoz has been in the café business in 1982 and roasting coffee since 1997. Karajoz’s own Stephanie and Taylor, and ex-Auckland barista Olivia judged the competition.
Robert took home $1000 and will be flown out to Sydney to join the Breezey Masters grand final at Specialty Coffee Curators on 1 October, World Coffee Day.
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