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2022 Australian Barista Champion: Anthony Douglas

2022 Australian Barista Champion: Anthony Douglas
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Celebrations are in order! Anthony Douglas from Axil Coffee Roasters has been crowned as the 2022 Australian Barista Champion by the Australian Specialty Coffee Association (ASCA). Yes, this does mean that he makes the best cup of coffee in Australia. After months of training and taking out the Southern Region Barista Championship back in July, Anthony took the stage last Saturday and performed his winning routine. The event was held at the Meat Market in North Melbourne, where a number of coffee enthusiasts, friends and family came down to support.Amongst the competitors were Gabrel Tan from Veneziano Coffee Roasters who came second and Angus Mackie from Ona Coffee who was awarded third place.


“This award is a testament to the support and encouragement I’ve received during my nine years at Axil. Our boss Dave Makin is a two-time Australian champion, and he has been my biggest mentor. I’m really proud to be representing Australia and Axil Coffee Roasters at the World Barista Championship.” - Anthony Douglas


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Next, Anthony will prepare to take on the World Barista Championships that will be held at the Melbourne International Coffee Exhibition at the Melbourne Exhibition Centre from the 27th to the 30th of September. Good luck Anthony, make Australia proud!

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Darcy Lillis-Jones from Axil Coffee Roasters also competed on Saturday in the National Latte Art Championships. This was Darcy's first time competing in the Latte Art competition. After placing third in the state, Darcy made it to the National Championships where he was ranked sixth in Australia. After two days of competing, Darcy qualified for the grand final and was awarded third place! Darcy's latte art designs consisted of mud crabs, sea turtles and octopuses.
Amy Zhang from Archer Specialty Coffee was awarded first place and Ming Wan from Code Black Coffee came in second place.
Congrats guys!

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See you next year Darcy! We can't wait to see what you come up with!



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