Hudson’s Coffee Barista Named Best in Shepparton

The heat was on last week as local Barista’s showcased their skills in GOTAFE’s Annual Barista Competition.
Local Barista’s from Shepparton’s many coffee houses fought to take out the Champion Barista title, with Matt Kington from Hudson’s Coffee crowned the winner.
“This year was very close, with only 3 points between the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place getters,” explained Kirstie Ash, GOTAFE’s Hospitality, Tourism and Events Trainer.
“Competitors were given 12 minutes to brew and present an espresso, latte and cappuccino and were judged on presentation, cleanliness, time and taste.”
Scott Parker from Clockwork Coffee was awarded 2nd place and last year’s winner Adam Bowe from Nobel Monks took out 3rd position.
Runners up included Barista’s representing the Quality Hotel Parklake, Europa Deli & Café, Fryers Street Food Store and The Butter Factory Café.
The Competition was a feature of last week’s Careers Day Out and provided students and visitors with an opportunity to view the behind the scenes operations of a Barista ‘in action’.
“Holding the Competition at Careers Day Out was a great opportunity for us to create some hype and excitement around the coffee industry and an opportunity for students and visitors to speak with our Trainers about the courses we deliver.”
The Competition was proudly sponsored by Direct Hospitality, Conti’s Dairy and The Bean Alliance.