Hugh Kelly wins Central Region Barista Championship

The Central Region Coffee Championship took place Grinders Coffee in New South Wales from 26 – 27 November.

The results are:

2017 Central Region Barista Championship
Winner Hugh Kelly, Ona Coffee
2nd Place Angus Mackie, Ona Coffee
3rd Place Yanina Ferreyra, Ona Coffee

2017 Central Region Brewers Cup
Winner: Sam Corra, Ona Coffee
2nd Place Chanho Hong of Normcore
3rd Place Kobi Morris, Paramount Coffee

2017 Central Region Cup Tasting Championship
Winner: Jinwoo (Yama) Kim, Kingswood Coffee
2nd Place Phil Pollen, Pablo & Rusty’s
3rd Place Yanina Ferreyra, Ona Coffee

2017 Central Region Pura Latte Art Championship
Winner: Li Tao, Talnic Espresso
2nd Sam Taylor, Barista Trainer
3rd Place, Nate Lee, Normcore coffee

The winners from each event will compete in the National Coffee Championships taking place at the Melbourne International Coffee Expo from 30 March to 1 April 2017.

Big thanks for all the judges, volunteers, host venue, baristas and spectators for their support and efforts over the weekend.