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Tasmanian Barista Championship:
Tasmania has its own Barista Championship! It’ll be held April 14th in Hobart and will be a great opportunity for Tassie’s growing coffee scene to get some solid representation in the national competition in May. And who knows, maybe even the World Barista Championship in Vienna in June!
[If it all sounds a bit absurd that such competitions exist check this out and you'll see it's not even close to the weirdest championship around.]
Some of us will be travelling down to check the competition out, and Stu will be lending a hand in the judging as well. Contact us if you’d like to come along to check it out.
More info can be found here on the Australian Specialty Coffee Association website.
We may have unwisely declared that our training room would be finished by February, but we promise we’re pretty close now. Have a look at our flooring! Soon to be kitted out with benches, machines and grinders.
We will soon be offering a range of barista courses for home enthusiasts as well as cafe workers. Courses will range from introductory (one evening) to advanced (2-3 full days). All of them will be independently assessed by a registered training organisation, so the certificate you’ll get at the end of it is actually worth something!
Our cafes will be able to book their staff in for training facilities at their leisure.
We have some really exciting coffees coming in the next couple of months including a microlot from this guy:
Arnulfo Leguizamo (a Los Naranjos member) won Colombia’s Cup of Excellence competition in 2011 so this will be amazing coffee! There are also some gems from Burundi and Rwanda.
It would be lax of me not to say that this is a great time to join the Coffee Circle! Do so here (if you wish).
That’s about it for news for this month.