IT Guru and computer wiz Christopher Tierney from Narraweena has taken out the Danes Home Barista Competition for 2015!
Our 6th Annual Danes Home Barista Competition nearly started without one of our competitors, Howard Luu who arrived 20 minutes late!
Being a paramedic, he probably was not used to the normal traffic conditions without his ambulance. All competitors were given a brief and a demonstration in what our judges will be assessing/scoring them on. The atmosphere of the competition was fun and energetic with ‘Best’s Western Head Winemaker Justin Purser encouraging the crowd to make some noise and showcasing maximum enthusiasm and flair during his presentation. Our photographer got too close during his competition time and simply advised assertively with a twist of humour ‘ You are in my way… Coffee waits for no man!’
The competition concluded with a fun ‘Smack down battle’ between the winners of our 1st Annual Danes HBC (Richard Tho) and our 5th Annual Danes HBC (James Beasley). The tension between the two was fierce with James heckling Richard throughout the course of their presentation for some physiological advantage. However, this in turn worked against him as his wavering concentration forced him to go overtime, which incurred a 5 point penalty! Richard was humble with his win.
Winner: Christopher Tierney from Narraweena with 89 points
2nd Place: Justin Purser from Victoria, winner of the heat at Flying Fox Cafe with 88 points
3rd Place: Howard Luu from Lurnea with 83 points.