L to R: Derek Buckley, Tim Sturk
BaxterStorey has crowned Derek Buckley Barista Champion 2015, after a record number of competitors from across the UK, Ireland and Europe entered the competition this year.
Buckley took his second consecutive title after impressing the judges with his latte art skills, signature drink and 10-minute routine, which saw him make six hot beverages against the clock.
He also scooped awards for Best Cappuccino and Best Espresso at the competition - held at London's Hospitality House on 8 October.
Tim Sturk, head of coffee training and development at BaxterStorey, said: "This year, the BaxterStorey Barista Championships have welcomed more talented people than ever before, with over 50 of our baristas pitting their skills in a bid to be named the winner.
Twelve baristas competed for the title - five regional heat finalists and a further seven baristas who achieved the next highest scores.
Buckley will now go on to compete in the UK Barista Championships next year.
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