The Stem Platform

If you watched One Coffee’s Hugh Kelly’s World Barista Championship routine closely enough in Seoul, you might have seen a new device sitting on his drip scale. This is the Stem, a new Australian innovation developed by Sasa Sestic and the Ona Coffee team. Read More

Australian Barista Champion Hugh Kelly hosts Road to Seoul national tour

Australian Barista Champion Hugh Kelly is going on tour in February. Thanks to the Australian Specialty Coffee Association and Ona Coffee, the fifth place 2017 World Barista Champion and two-time Australian Barista Champion will talk to audiences about competing in the Australian specialty coffee industry, and what it takes to compete on the world stage. Read More

Australia’s Hugh Kelly places fifth in World Barista Championship

Ona Coffee’s Hugh Kelly has placed fifth in the 2017 World Barista Championship (WBC). Hugh was the top-ranked barista leading into the Semi Finals after day one of heats, impressing the judges with his new take on milk texturing and use of dry ice to cool his espressos. Hugh was selected as one of the top six baristas to compete in the Finals on 12 November, and the first to take to the stage in the final round, followed by the national barista champions of Hong Kong, the United States, Japan, Canada, and the United Kingdom. Read More