Tapped and Packed barista Sang Ho Park made a clean sweep of the 2012 UK Barista Championship SouthEast Heat hosted by DunneFrankowski.
Sang Ho performed his set on Friday 27th January at Londonewcastle Project Space, 28 Redchurch Street, Shoreditch.
During his performance Sang Ho produced 4 espressos, 4 cappuccinos and 4 espresso based non-alcoholic signature drinks for a team of 4 sensory judges, 2 technical judges and a head judge.
For his efforts he was awarded a certificate for Best Espresso, Best Cappuccino and Best Signature Drink – and received a winners goody bag.
Matthew Robley-Siemonsma, also of Tapped and Packed took second place, ahead of Rummy Keshet, a barista trainer for Darlington’s.
L to R: Matthew Robley-Siemonsma, Sang Ho Park, Rummy Keshet
Hosts of first 2012 UK Barista Championships heat - DunneFrankowski - put on a great event, held in a gallery space in Shoreditch, East London, close to their new coffee shop Protein, based at number 18 Hewett Street, inside a gallery space.
Visitors were offered a coffee from the San Remo Roma coffee machine upon entering the gallery, before taking a tour of the history of London’s coffee houses, enjoying coffee themed artwork and finally sitting down on East London Furniture’s installation.
The event was well attended and visitors enjoyed making their own coffee with the Union Hand Roasted team on their Brew Bar, where syphon, aeropress and V60 filter coffees were produced and consumed. Novus Tea’s were also served as an alternative to coffee.
In the main theatre, grinder sponsor Mahlkonig and machine sponsor San Remo showcased their products.
The event used the hashtags #ukbcht1 and #ukbc . Click here for the twitter feed for the event
Scores from all 6 heats will be calculated and the top 20 people invited to compete in the semi-final taking place 27-29 April at The London Coffee Festival, with the top 6 after the semi-final heat competing to be crowned UK Barista Champion for 2012 the following day.
Once all heats have been completed, the Best Newcomer prizewinner will also be announced. This prize has been sponsored by Union Hand Roasted.
Thank you to all the volunteers who helped make this event memorable and to all who helped Rob Dunne and Victor Frankowski put on such a fantastic show. You’ve set the bar for the remaining heats – and it’s very high!
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