The finals of the ‘Sandwich Company’s Master Barista 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 Erin Higgins from the Sandwich Company’s restaurant in the Diamond, who put on an impressive performance to win the award for Best Signature Coffee and the overall title of Master Barista of the Year.
Runner up was Theresa McGilloway, from the Sandwich Company, The Diamond and 3rd Place went to Alison Page from the Sandwich Company, Lisnagelvin.
The Chairman of the judges was Simon Robertson, the UK Barista Champion, who commented “Congratulations to Erin on winning the title. There were some very strong challengers and I was extremely impressed with the very high standards shown by all competitors.”
Philip Mills, Group Sales Director for Johnson Brothers and a Champion Barista himself, also praised the commitment and professionalism of the competitors and congratulated all involved in the competition.