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FHA Barista Challenge 2012 (17 Apr – 20 Apr)

April 21st, 2012 · No Comments

Picture with Ross Bright at FHA BC 2012

After forming SCAE Singapore Chapter, we immediately embarked on organizing the FHA Barista Challenge for FHA 2012 this year. Despite the shortage of time, the newly formed association, together with its members and the support of the organizers of the FHA worked together and made it happen.

And happened it did. It was a success.

Supporters and Attendance at FHA BC 2012

We had 14 participants from 14 countries including Singapore to participate in this inaugural event. Out of which the top 5 Finalists were Craig Simon from Australia, Aymon McQuade from New Zealand, Yoshikazu Iwase from Japan, Yee JH from Malaysia and Doddy from Indonesia.

On the second day, the top 5 competed. It was a very tight competition with very little difference between all of them. Malasia came 2nd Runner Up, Indonesia came in 1st runner up and the Champion went to Aymon McQuade from New Zealand who presented an awesome routine which was almost like a mini-cooking show in a 15 minutes presentation.

Winners and participants of FHA 2012

The show really ended on a high note for the winners of the challenge, walking away with a cool $5000 for the first prize, $3000 for the second prize and $2000 for the third prize.

At the end of it all, I feel that FHA BC 2012 most important achievement was to have built bridges across borders of Asia, bringing different cultures of the asian countries together to exchange and foster greater awareness of the coffee industry and the craft of the barista-ship to all who watched and attended.

SCAE Singapore Chapter was proud to be the hosting association for this event.

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