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Soul Origin’s National Championship Finals

Soul Origin continues to celebrate excellence announcing the network’s regional barista and latte art champions for 2019.

A commitment to quality and excellence is setting the franchise network apart from other providers in the quick-service restaurant space and Soul Origin’s national barista competition recognises and celebrates the best of the best. Soul Origin has been investing heavily in the best coffee beans, training, support and technology to ensure it is consistently serving the best coffee to customers.

This year marks the network’s biggest competition yet with a total of 135 baristas across the country participating in the Barista and Latte Art competition.

Regional competitions around the country have now come to a close revealing the top 10 contestants who will battle it out for the national barista and latte art title at Martin Place in Sydney on July 26.

Finalists will be judged by a panel of expert judges including former Australian 2018 Latte Art Champion and 4th World Championships, Shinsaku Fukiyama and Current Australian Latte Art Champion 2019, Jibbi Little.

Soul Origin National Barista Trainer Sam Taylor has congratulated the finalists and acknowledged the extremely high standard in this year’s competition.  

“At Soul Origin we are committed to developing and supporting the best baristas in the country. Our national barista competition is an important time to recognise the best in the network and we congratulate our regional barista and latte art finalists for 2019. We have been so impressed with the exceptionally high standard in this year’s competition and look forward to seeing our finalists battle it out for the national title in July,” says Sam Taylor.

Along with the prestigious title of first place, the winner of the Soul Origin Barista Championships will receive an all-expenses-paid trip to Origin or Italy to visit the La Marzocco factory and go on money can’t buy coffee education experience. The First prize winner in Soul Origin’s National Latte Art Championships will be flown to Melbourne to receive a personal latte art master class with Shinsaku Fukuyama – one of Australia’s premier latte artists.

Since opening its first store in 2011, Soul Origin has experienced exponential growth with 109 stores now across Australia. From well trained, friendly staff and baristas to store fit-outs that enable quick service, the company is making it easy for Australians to access fresh, nutritious food and excellent coffee every day.