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Claire Wallace wins United Kingdom Barista Championship 2022

by 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.