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Gorilla Tampers' John Gordon wins UK Barista Championship

08 March 2010 by
Gorilla Tampers' John Gordon wins UK Barista Championship

An employee of London-based coffee machine accessory firm Gorilla Tampers has been named the UK's top barista.

John Gordon won the final of the UK Barista Championship held at Hotelympia last week, beating 19 other finalists.

Gordon will now go on to represent the UK at the World Barista Championships against 60 other countries in London this June.

He was a finalist in last year's UK Barista Championship, as well as being a finalist in last year's World Latte Art Championship in Cologne.

The top six finalists were:

  1. John Gordon, Gorilla Tampers, London
  2. Dale Harris, First Choice Coffee, London
  3. Neil Le Bihan, Exchange Coffee, London
  4. Trevor Hyam, The Plan Café, Caerphilly
  5. James Phillips, Dose Espresso, London
  6. Simone Guerini-Rocco, Peros, High Wycombe

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By Neil Gerrard

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