SHINGLE INN’S TOP BARISTAS COMPETE TO TAKE OUT NATIONAL TITLE OF THE BEST BARISTA IN THE COUNTRY
Shingle Inn’s top five baristas from all over Australia have been selected to make their four best espressos, four best flat whites and four Signature Drinks for a panel of judges at the 2017 Barista of the Year championships on Wednesday 14 June 2017.
Amy Telfer from Shingle Inn Brisbane City Hall, Nataliah Emmily from Bulimba, Brisbane, JK (Jungkyu) Lee from North Lakes, Ellen Taylor: Belmont Forum, WA and Hank Heng Wang from Knox, Victoria will compete at the finals at Grinders in Woolongabba in Brisbane to win a variety of prizes and the title of 2017 Shingle Inn Barista of the Year.
ABOUT THE FINALISTS:
Amy Telfer is the Barista at Shingle Inn’s oldest café – Brisbane City Hall. Amy’s tip for coffee lovers is: “My favourite coffee and one I recommend everyone tries is a double ristretto honey flat white, the honey not only sweetens the coffee but brings out the natural flavours the barista is trying to extract.”
Nataliah Emmily is from Shingle Inn Bulimba, and Nataliah’s secret to creating the perfect coffee is: “texturing the milk perfectly will help create a beautiful pour in your coffee, and I also like to put a touch of art on each one”.
Ellen Taylor is Shingle Inn Belmont, WA’s Supervisor/Barista is very passionate about being a barista, saying “making good coffee is like creating art. If you put your all into every cup to and love doing it, that will show through in each aspect of your creation.”
JK (Jungkyu) Lee from Shingle Inn North Lakes says he is very proud to be representing the North Lakes team.
Hank Heng Wang is from Shingle Inn Knox and is delighted to be representing his state in the National Barista of the Year Championships, nominating a latte as his coffee of choice.