Art & Entertainment | Book Reviews | Education | Entertainment Video | Health | Lifestyle | Sport | Sport Video | Search

 


Barista Puts NZ On The Map At ‘Coffee Olympics'

21 June 2004

Kiwi Barista Puts New Zealand On The Map At ‘Coffee Olympics’

Kiwi contender Carl Sara has placed sixth out of 37 competitors at the 2004 World Barista Championships, held in Trieste, Italy.

Christchurch-based Carl, from Muffin Break, qualified for a place in the top six and the opportunity to compete in the grand final, which finished this morning (New Zealand time).

Competitors prepared four espresso, four cappuccinos and four ‘signature’ espresso based drinks for six internationally recognised judges. The baristi also designed a fully commentated routine. Marks were awarded for assessed on presentation, work flow and rate, flair, understanding of process, consistency and overall quality.

Carl ensured New Zealand was well represented at the competition, using displays incorporating New Zealand landscape imagery as well as the silver fern logo. The judges were also impressed by Carl’s signature drink, featuring a hint of kiwifruit for a full ‘kiwi coffee experience’.

According to Foodco General Manager and support team member, Garry Croft, the standards demonstrated at the World competition were exceptionally high. “All the competitors presented extremely polished performances and Carl’s achievement in making the final is highly commendable.

“We are particularly delighted that Carl has been able to help us dispel the myth that great coffee can only be found in specialty coffee shops.”

COMPETITION RESULTS: 1st: Tim Wendelboe, Norway 2nd: Salvatore Piccolo, Canada 3rd: Klaus Thomsen, Denmark 4th: Njáll Björgvisson, Iceland 5th: Joseph El Khoury, Lebanon 6th: Carl Sara, New Zealand

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 

NZ On Air TV Funding: More Comedy Comes Out Of The Shadows

Paranormal Event Response Unit is a series conceived by Jemaine Clement and Taika Waititi as a TV spin-off from their highly acclaimed feature film What We Do In The Shadows. More>>

ALSO:

Mars News: Winners Announced For The 2016 Apra Silver Scroll Awards

Wellington singer-songwriter and internationally acclaimed musician Thomas Oliver has won the 2016 APRA Silver Scroll Award with his captivating love song ‘If I Move To Mars’. More>>

ALSO:

Scoop Review Of Books: Salt River Songs by Sam Hunt

Colin Hogg, a longtime comrade of Sam, writes in his Introduction that, ‘There is a lot of death in this collection of new poems by my friend Sam Hunt. It’s easier to count the poems here that don’t deal with the great destroyer than it is to point to the ones that do.’ More>>

Electronica: Restoring The World’s First Recorded Computer Music

University of Canterbury Distinguished Professor Jack Copeland and UC alumni and composer Jason Long have restored the earliest known recording of computer-generated music, created more than 65 years ago using programming techniques devised by Alan Turing. More>>

ALSO:

Scoop Review Of Books: Almost Getting Away With Murder

The Black Widow by Lee-Anne Cartier: Lee-Anne Cartier is the sister of the Christchurch man found to have been murdered by his wife, Helen Milner, after an initial assumption by police that his death, in 2009, was suicide. More>>

Howard Davis: Triple Echo - The Malevich/Reinhardt/Hotere Nexus

Howard Davis: The current juxtaposition of works by Ralph Hotere and Ad Reinhardt at Te Papa perfectly exemplifies Jean Michel Massing's preoccupation with the transmigration of imagery in a remarkable triple echo effect... More>>

Get More From Scoop

 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
Culture
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news