STEAMING AHEAD: TAFE students Heidi Van Geyzez and Claire Keleda get to work on an espresso machine.
STEAMING AHEAD: TAFE students Heidi Van Geyzez and Claire Keleda get to work on an espresso machine. Rob Williams

Double shot at coffee title

CHAOS at the coffee machine erupted when Heidi Van Geyzez and Claire Keleda prepared to strut their stuff in the Bremer's best barista competition yesterday.

The Bremer Institute of TAFE's annual competition required cookery and hospitality students to prepare coffees across five categories to impress a panel of judges, and competition was tough.

The all-important best cappuccino title went to Harry Jullian and Peter Manu.

However, power team Chanel Webb and Mark Pendergast took out three categories - flat white, espresso and signature drink - and won the coveted title of best overall baristas.

The event also allowed the TAFE's event management students to shine, and was organised and coordinated by student Loretta Dorman.

Students worked with teachers to provide a whole day of fine food and fun, which began with a 10am high tea service at the Miner's Right Restaurant, before attendees moved to The Coffee Shop.

The brewing action began at 1pm, with paired competitors vying to impress the judges with the most delicious and eye-catching drinks.

The four adjudicators - Lisa Tuckey, Stephen Duncan, Brad Fisher and Jeff Lee - judged the entries on taste and presentation.

Harry, Peter, Chanel and Mark received their awards at a special presentation at 3pm.

Visit bremer.tafe.qld.gov.au to find out more.



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