Wojciech Tysler is the Avonmore Irish Barista Champion for 2019 and will go on to represent Ireland at the World Barista Championships in Boston in April. Tysler works at Bewley’s headquarters, where he is a barista trainer.
The finalists in the competition each had 15 minutes to make four espresso coffees, four cappuccinos and four speciality drinks made with coffee and other ingredients, excluding alcohol.
The competition was organised by the Speciality Coffee Association (Ireland) and took place at Catex, a food and hospitality industry event at the RDS in Ballsbridge, Dublin 4.
Tysler was the third of six competitors to take the stage in the final, and his performance was marked by four sensory judges, assessing the taste and sensory aspects of the beverages, and two technical judges, giving marks for consistency and accuracy of barista skills.