I had an interesting experience to compete at 2009’s Singapore National Barista Championship (SNBC), and judged from heats to the finals for 2010 and 2011’s SNBC. The experiences were beneficial to me in many folds. For one, I had the great fortune to sit and totally absorbed the lessons taught by two veterans in the industry, Justin Metcalf (World Barista Championship Head Judge) and David Makin (Champion and judge for several past Australia’s Barista Championship as well as at the World Event). Being a competitor, and being a judge gave me deeper insights to the technicalities of both the technical judges’, as well as the Sensory Judge’s. These experiences have greatly enhanced my own personal content as an Authorised Trainer and Barista Certifier of SCAE in this region. In my later blogs, I shall expound more on my sensory judging experience as I had the fullest benefit to sit through the heats and finals on the last two years.
Judging at Singapore National Barista Championship 2010 and 2011 – My Personal Experience – Part 1
March 28th, 2011 · No Comments
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