Australia crowns a new Barista Champion!

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CoffeeCourseAustralian Capital Territory’s Sasa Sestic has been named Australia’s best barista. Sasa, who works for Canberra-based coffee company Ona Coffee, impressed the judges with his stellar performance to win the prestigious crown of Australian Barista Champion. Sasa will now represent Australia on the world stage at the World Barista Championship in Seattle, United States in June.
The Australian Specialty Coffee Association (ASCA) National Coffee Championships took place at the Melbourne International Coffee Expo (MICE) from 13 – 15 March. In a tight race to the finish, Sasa won first place in the Australian Barista Championship, Think Tank Coffee’s Craig Simon won second place, and St Ali’s Matt Perger won third place.
State barista winners from across the country travelled to Melbourne to try to take home the prestigious national titles.


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