Video | Agriculture | Confidence | Economy | Energy | Employment | Finance | Media | Property | RBNZ | Science | SOEs | Tax | Technology | Telecoms | Tourism | Transport | Search

 


Gravity Coffee Barista competes at NZ Barista Championship


News Release

1 March 2013

Gravity Coffee Barista competes at NZ Barista Championship

Gravity Coffee Barista Trainer Alla Heta is getting very nervous as she heads into the home straight before competing at the NZ Barista Championship (NZBC) in Wellington in 7 days’ time.

It’s been quite a journey for Alla to get this far considering eleven years ago she and her family emigrated from Russia to NZ when she was a fresh-faced 16-year-old whose knowledge of the English language was limited to one word - ‘Hello’! Now she’s delivering her impressive presentation in perfect english, preparing to perform in Wellington from 7 – 10 March.

Alla won the Gravity Coffee World Barista Scholarship last year which has given her the flexibility to train for this competition in between her normal ‘day job’ as a Gravity Coffee Barista Trainer in the Auckland/Waikato area. The scholarship builds on the outstanding success of fellow colleague and Gravity Coffee Sales Rep Aymon McQuade, 2012 New Zealand and Asia Barista Champion to enhance the professional and personal development of Gravity Coffee staff.

Alla loves coffee and feels working with coffee is a continual learning curve.

“Like people, coffee has its own individual characteristics, the more you work with it, the more you learn and develop an understanding and relationship with it.” she says.

“As a trainer I love passing on my coffee knowledge to new baristas, helping them to reach their own personal milestones. Having been in the hospitality industry for the past 9 years I have seen the standards evolve as customers increase their appreciation for quality, and the professionals within the industry push the boundaries to create the perfect cup.” said Alla.

Over 36 barista’s will be competing at the NZBC with the winner automatically qualifying to compete at the World Barista Championship in Melbourne from 23 – 26 May 2013.

-ends-

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Business Headlines | Sci-Tech Headlines

 

Interest Rates: Wheeler Hikes OCR To 3% On Inflationary Pressures, Eyes Kiwi

Reserve Bank governor Graeme Wheeler lifted the official cash rate for the second time in as many months, saying non-tradable inflationary pressures were "becoming apparent" in an economy that’s picking up pace and he's watching the impact of a strong kiwi dollar on import prices. More>>

ALSO:

Scoop Business: Equity Crowd Funding Carries Risks, High Failure Rate

Equity crowd funding, which became legal in New Zealand this month, comes with a high risk of failure based on figures showing existing forays into social capital have a success rate of less than 50 percent, one new entrant says. More>>

ALSO:

Scoop Business: NZ Migration Rises To 11-Year High In March

The country gained a seasonally adjusted 3,800 net new migrants in March, the most since February 2003, said Statistics New Zealand. A net 400 people left for Australia in March, down from 600 in February, according to seasonally adjusted figures. More>>

ALSO:

Hugh Pavletich: New Zealand’s Bubble Economy Is Vulnerable

The recent Forbes e-edition article by Jesse Colombo assesses the New Zealand economy “ 12 Reasons Why New Zealand's Economic Bubble Will End In Disaster ”, seems to have created quite a stir, creating extensive media coverage in New Zealand. More>>

ALSO:

Thursday Market Close: Genesis Debut Sparks Energy Rally

New Zealand stock rose after shares in the partially privatised Genesis Energy soared as much as 18 percent in its debut listing on the NZX, buoying other listed energy companies in the process. Meridian Energy, MightyRiverPower, Contact Energy and TrustPower paced gains. More>>

ALSO:

Power Outages, Roads Close: Easter Storm Moving Down Country

The NZ Transport Agency says storm conditions at the start of the Easter break are making driving hazardous in Auckland and Northland and it advises people extreme care is needed on the regions’ state highways and roads... More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 
 
Computer Power Plus
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Business
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news