Tilly Sproule has established herself as one of the most prominent baristas in Australia, having just won the Australian Specialty Coffee Association (ASCA) Northern Region Barista Championship for the fourth year in a row. Ahead of her finals performance at MICE, we found out a bit more about Tilly’s winning routine.
Tilly’s championship performance focused on how to make competitions concepts more approachable to customers, such as terroir, coffee flavours and the stories at origin:
“This year I was extremely lucky to have access to really special coffees from Jamison Savage, from Finca Deborah in Panama. It was exciting to showcase different expressions of flavour across all 3 courses, focusing on Terroir for Espresso as Washed Geisha and then I explored the approachability of flavours in a milk based experience using a Natural Processed Geisha.”
On her competition journey going forward, Tilly says she is thankful for the continued support of her team, head roaster James Pedrazzini and mentor Tim Adams. “They’re with me every step of the way,” she says. “I can’t wait to see what lies ahead for us.”
You can catch Tilly on the competition stage at the ASCA Australian Coffee Championships, taking place at MICE2019 – early bird tickets are on sale now so get yours today to save.