Barista impresses judges as star to watch
BELMONT barista Ellen Taylor is a star in the coffee-making business, with her signature drink Ginger Cold Snap impressing judges at a national competition in Brisbane.
Ms Taylor was among the top six Shingle Inn baristas from all over Australia selected to make their four best espressos, four best flat whites and a signature drink.
She won the inaugural ‘star to watch’ category, awarded by Grinders Coffee at Shingle Inn’s 2016 Barista of the Year championships.
Ms Taylor said teamwork was the key to creating the perfect cup of coffee.
“Working in a cafe is a fastpaced occupation, I feel it is still important to take time and put 100 per cent effort and skill into the process,” she said. “If it’s getting too difficult to produce coffee at an acceptable speed, I trust that my fellow barista working on that day can help me out.”