This year a new staff member represented us in the Barista competitions. Tristan Mapstone came to work for us after time on the bars of Drumroaster and Discovery and some time working in Australia.
He placed 2nd in the Western Region behind former Fernwood employee Morgan Allen and then went onto place 6th in the Nationals.
We were very proud of how hard Tristan worked and at how well he did. The team that helped him get there was also amazing. Everyone pitched in but the standouts were Rek Feldman and Brette Ellis who both spent many evenings and off days getting Tristan prepared.
If you want to ask Tristan about his experiences in competition or just hang out and brew some coffee with him starting this Friday he will begin our Brew Bar Basics series of free tastings. Follow @fernwoodcoffee on Twitter for updates on the details of these free Friday tastings.