Coffee champ pours his heart out

After making 14 heavenly cups of coffee in record time on the weekend, Matt Hellyar from Evolution in Ballina was officially named the Gun Barista North Coast Champion.

Eight local baristas vied for the title at the competition in Ballina over the weekend, with Matt making the best cuppa and being presented with a $100 first prize and engraved coffee tamper by Rob Forsyth from the AustralAsian Specialty Coffee Association.

Organiser of the event, barista Nick Muller from Il Postino in Alstonville, said he now plans to start a Northern Rivers Barista Guild to help local baristas keep up with the latest coffee news, latest competitions and other industry information.


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