Building on the huge success of last year, Beyond the Bean opened up the BTB Barista Bursary again for 2017. We heard from baristas up and down the country and invited four of the best to Bristol to meet the judging panel. The calibre of applicants was impressive and the decision was a difficult one. However a decision was made and we are delighted to announce that Darryl Docherty of Dear Green Coffee, Glasgow is the 2017 BTB Barista Bursary winner.
The BTB Barista Bursary was created in 2016 to give financial support and advice to one lucky barista throughout the UK Barista Championships heats and through to the finals. Applicants were asked to submit a short video showcasing their skills and personality and then four were selected to come to Bristol to meet the judges. After a day of interviewing the judging panel had a very tough task selecting just one barista to back next year. In the end Darryl Docherty was the winner having impressed the judges with his constant drive to develop his skills. Beyond the Bean are very excited to be part of his UKBC journey next year.
The competitions will span several months from all corners of the UK with a Southern heat hosted by Beyond the Bean in Bristol, who are UKBC Silver Sponsors, on 14th February at Paintworks, Bristol. It will also be a chance to kick back with Team Bean and celebrate 20 years of making and developing great products for the coffee industry after the competition