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.”
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.