Soul Origin announces National Barista Champion for 2019

Some of Australia’s best baristas and latte artists came together to battle it out for the title of Soul Origin’s National Barista and Latte Art Champion for 2019.

This year marked the network’s biggest competition yet with over 150 baristas across the country participating in the Barista and Latte Art Competition. The top 10

baristas and top eight latte artists from across Australia were flown to Sydney to compete in the national finals.

Finalists were critiqued by a panel of notable judges including Australian Latte Art Champion 2018 Shinsaku Fukayama, current Australian Latte Art Champion 2019 Jibbi Little and National Accredited Judge for ASCA Jane Clark.

Sherwin, the multi-franchise owner, was crowned National Barista Champion for 2019 for the second year running, winning an all-expenses-paid trip to either Origin or Italy to visit the La Marzocco factory for a coffee education experience.

Danya, a local barista from Parramatta NSW was crowned National Latte Art Champion 2019 winning a personal latte Art master class with Shinsaku Fukuyama – one of Australia’s premier latte artists.

“Soul Origin was thrilled to celebrate our National Barista Finals in Sydney. Thank you to all of our talented baristas, judges and the hardworking Soul Origin team for organising such a wonderful world-class coffee event. It was great to see so many coffee lovers and Sydney-siders there to celebrate with us on the day. We were so impressed with the extremely high standard of competitors this year which reflects Soul Origin’s commitment to excellence” says Soul Origin National Barista Trainer, Sam Taylor.

Now in its fourth year, Soul Origin’s National Barista Competition recognises the best baristas across Australia and celebrates the network’s commitment to serving the best coffee to customers.