Michaela Wilson, from Haskins West End, was named one of the best baristas in the world, taking third place in Costa Coffee’s Global Barista of the Year competition.
Haskins Garden Centres is celebrating its 14-year partnership with Costa Coffee, after Michaela Wilson, 28, from Haskins West End, was named one of the best baristas in the world, taking third place in Costa Coffee’s Global Barista of the Year competition after a 2-day international event.
Michaela impressed the judging panel of coffee experts with her technical prowess and her uniquely curated speciality drink, ‘Autumn Walks’, a delightful pumpkin-spiced coffee drink evoking fond memories of her childhood.
Sandy Gourlay, Senior Account Manager at Costa Coffee, said: “Michaela wowed the judges with her technical ability in handcrafting perfect drinks whilst demonstrating exceptional skills, performed under a huge amount of added pressure from lights, cameras, and a live audience!”
Speaking about the experience, Michaela said: “The final was massively nerve-wracking but went well…. Being able to represent Haskins was a brilliant opportunity, and I am grateful for the support from my West End centre team, which has enabled me to develop as a coffee expert in my time with the company.
“Overall, it was a fantastic experience to have and one that I will be proud of and remember for many years to come”.
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