Capital win best barista title

Nick Clark takes out national coffee champs

Last updated 13:05 10/03/2013
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2013 WINNER: Nick Clarke of Flight Coffee

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Wellington coffee is officially the best in the country after Flight Coffee's Nick Clark took out the national barista title this weekend.

Competing for his fifth year in a row, Mr Clark wowed the judges with his espresso, cappuccino and signature coffees in yesterday's grand final.

Mr Clark, a part owner at Flight Coffee, beat dozens of competitors to take out the title that will now see him travel to Melbourne to compete at the World Barista Championship International Final in May.

"I'm just chuffed with how well everything has gone especially given there was some real hot talent to compete against,'' he said.

"I've been doing this a few years so I have a good idea of what the judges are looking for and it all came together well.''

Head judge Jessica Godfrey said they were looking for someone who could push the boundaries and challenge their understanding of coffee.

"Nick impressed the judges on every level, from flavour and quality to his creative and engaging performance,'' she said.

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- The Dominion Post

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