Yuko Inoue from Timberyard in the United Kingdom has won the 2016 Coffee Masters New York City.
In a close battle between first and second place, Yuko proved she had what it took to become a Coffee Master. She scored 67 points narrowly beating the United States’ Dylan Siemens with a score of 64.5 points.
Yuko was runner up in London Coffee Masters back in April.
The competition took place from 16 – 18 September at the 69th Regiment Armory, 68 Lexington Avenue in Manhattan.
Coffee Masters is a fast-paced, multi-disciplinary global barista tournament to test and emulate the busy working environment of a professional barista.
The knockout format of Coffee Masters sees baristas from across the globe go head-to-head to demonstrate their skills in Cupping, Brewing, Latte Art, The Order Challenge, The Signature Drink and, in the event they make it through to the semi-finals, The Espresso Blend round.
Australia’s Isaac Kim of Canberra’s Ona Coffee represented Australia in the international competition. While he didn’t make it through to the next round, he was one of the 16 finalists vying for the Coffee Masters NYC title, about $8500 prize, and the coveted Coffee Masters trophy.
Registration for the next London Coffee Masters competition is now open.
The event will take place at The London Coffee Festival from 6 – 9 April, 2017. Click here for more details.
Interested participants need to fill our the registration form and submit a one to two minute video presenting a Signature Drink via wetransfer, dropbox or via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The deadline cut-off is 31 December 2016.
For more information visit www.coffeemasters.org
Image credit: New York Coffee Festival/Allegra Events and Coffee Masters.