The finals of the ‘Sandwich Company’s MasterBarista of the Year’ competition took place recently at The Sandwich Company,Strand Road, L/Derry, Northern Ireland.
Hosts of the event,Johnsons Coffee welcomed baristas from all the Sandwich Company restaurants,across Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland.
The title of Master Barista was awarded to ErinHiggins from the Sandwich Company’s restaurant in the Diamond, who put on animpressive performance to win the award for Best Signature Coffee and theoverall title of Master Barista of the Year.
Runner up was Theresa McGilloway, from the SandwichCompany, The Diamond and 3rd Place went toAlison Page from the Sandwich Company, Lisnagelvin.
The Chairman of the judges was SimonRobertson, the UK Barista Champion, who commented “Congratulations to Erin onwinning the title. There were some very strong challengers and I was extremelyimpressed with the very high standards shown by all competitors.”
PhilipMills, Group Sales Director for Johnson Brothers and a Champion Baristahimself, also praised the commitment and professionalism of the competitors andcongratulated all involved in the competition.