Claire Wallace wins United Kingdom Barista Championship 2022by Michael Cleland
Third time's a charm for Assembly Head Roaster
Congratulations to Assembly Coffee's Claire Wallace for her outstanding performance on the way to winning the United Kingdom Barista Championship 2022.
After a third place finish in 2016 and a second in 2020, Claire was among the favourites to take home the top prize this time round. And she didn't disappoint.
Claire navigated the semi-final with a measured performance before blowing away the competition in the final. Presenting her espresso, milk-based drink and signature drink with the considered confidence of a twice-previous finalist, she didn't put a foot wrong as she finished well clear of a strong field.
Engaging and clear in her dialogue with the judges, razor-sharp in her beverage preparation and with impeccable timing, Claire looked every inch a champion.
Claire will now go on to represent the United Kingdom at the World Coffee Championships 2022, September 20-21 in Melbourne, Australia.
Claire's competition-winning signature drink
- 144g Finca Deborah Echo Geisha espresso
- 40g Sweet lacto-fermented blueberry syrup
- 15g Cold brew Rooibos concentrate from Good & Proper Tea
- 0.5g Salted orange blossom water
- Nitrogen infusion.