Barista Awards

2019 Columbus Barista Championships Of The Year

The 2019 Columbus Coffee Barista Champs were held at our Columbus Coffee Albany MEGA café with Co-founder of Columbus Coffee and Roast Master David Burton as Master of Ceremonies. The evening saw a fantastic effort by our Baristas competing for the top spots, with superb coffee, latte art and excellent customer service skills shown.

Taking out the top title for our Elite Championship was Kim from Columbus Coffee Timaru. Our runner up was Rob from Columbus Coffee Sylvia Park, and third place went to was Kusum from Columbus Coffee New Lynn.

In our Social Championships for first time competing Baristas, the top title was awarded to Ryan from Columbus Coffee Papanui. Our runner up was Melissa from Columbus Coffee Palmerston North M10 MEGA. With the third place awarded to Catalina from Columbus Coffee Cambridge.

Our latte art Champ was Phil from Columbus Coffee Te Awamutu and our People’s Choice Award went to Rob from Columbus Coffee Sylvia Park.

Many congratulations to all our talented Baristas.

Latte Art


Columbus Coffee Te Awamutu

Elite grade


Columbus Coffee Timaru

Social grade


Columbus Coffee Papanui

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