Riverina Fresh: the cream of the comp

Danny Wilson is in high spirits following his third-place win at the World Coffee in Good Spirits Championship (CIGS) in November. Following the results, the Ona roaster celebrated with a glass of champagne before attending the official competition after party with his team.  “It’s crazy to think I only [had] about four months’ preparation in total. To end up third with so much talent in the competition is super inspiring. It’s a testament to the quality of Australian specialty coffee,” Danny says.
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Irvine Quek Siew Lhek

Meet the 2018 World Latte Art Champion: Irvine Quek Siew Lhek

Dreams played a large role in Irvine Quek Siew Lhek’s World Latte Art Championship (WLAC) performance, from his goal of earning Malaysia its first coffee championship trophy to his dream of being alone on a deserted island, which inspired his island animal designs. He has always dreamed big. “I actually had a hidden message to deliver in my story and routine. What I said to the judges and audience was ‘I had a dream’, and I presented all the animals I saw in my dream,” Irvine says. 
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WCE to host judge certification ahead of World Coffee Championships in Brazil

World Coffee Events (WCE) will host a WCE Judge Certification in São Paulo, Brazil, from 2 to 3 November. Participants will demonstrate their skill and knowledge during a two-day test.  WCE Committee Leadership will guide participants through a series of performance-based and written tests that measure a judge’s ability to perform successfully in a WCE competition.
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Australian Latte Art Champion Shinsaku Fukayama offers top tips for aspiring baristas

With the Australian Specialty Coffee Association (ASCA) regional coffee championships about to get underway, 2018 ASCA Australian Latte Art Champion Shinsaku ‘Shin’ Fukayama has offered advice for this year’s competing baristas. “If you want to be a champion, practice every day,” Shin says. “I think consistency is the most important thing.” At a Lonely Planet latte art masterclass held at St Ali on 11 September, Shin demonstrated basic and advanced coffee patterns using Riverina Fresh milk and spoke to audience members about the key elements to becoming a talented latte artist.
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Aaron Dongsu Shin’s Rainbow Fish

By Aaron Dongsu Shin is the 2017 ASCA Australian Pura Latte Art Champion. Welcome to my first column for BeanScene. I’m very excited to have this opportunity to share my love of latte art with you. I never imagined I’d be in this position three years ago.
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Aaron Dongsu Shin creates The Penguin

For lovers of the movie Happy Feet, you’re in for a treat. In the movie, you might recall the character Lovelace, the rockhopper penguin. He’s a distinguished character because of his beak and bright yellow crests. He’s also the top of the pecking order in the penguin colony.
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