Saki Wakamatsu of Double Shot wins Milklab Barista Battle QLD heat

Milklab Barista Battle

Saki Wakamatsu of Double Shot won the Queensland heat of the Milklab Barista Battle series on 19 July at The Coffee Commune in Brisbane.

Jake (Yue) Huang of The Single Guys Coffee Co came in second and Jeffery Zeng of Seeds & Soul Coffee placed third in the final round.

“What a fabulous night of industry leaders. World class baristas using the finest products in a beautiful space. Who wouldn’t want to be here?” asks emcee Raihaan Esat.

Participants used the Milklab range of plant-based barista milks throughout the competition.

Saki finished with 132 points out of 150. In her final round she used Milklab’s Oat milk to pour a unicorn and stars.

Jake was only seven points behind Saki with a total score of 125, pouring a bear design for his final pour. Jeffery final pour that earned him third place was a unicorn design, scoring 117 points overall.

Saki wins return flights to Melbourne, two nights accommodation, and a ticket to the Melbourne International Coffee Expo (MICE) where she will compete in the Milklab Barista Battle Australian Final on 17 August from 3pm.

The winner of the Australian final at MICE will also be invited to become a Milklab Master Barista and go on to compete in the international final on 18 August from 3pm.

The final Milklab Barista Battle heats will take place on 27 July at Dimattina Coffee in Perth, Western Australia, and 29 July at Altura Coffee in Adelaide, South Australia.

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