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Thursday, November 17, 2016

Barista Challenge
Next Monday 21st at 4pm the Titanic Hotel Liverpool will be the stage for a flavoursome battle. For the first time and in collaboration with Johnsons Coffee, the Harcourt Hotels, Titanic Hotel Liverpool and Townhouse Hotel Manchester, will face each other in a Barista Challenge showing the love and passion of the Hotel group for the high quality coffee and the highest standard in service. 

Two baristas from each hotel will perform for four sensory judges who will be looking for perfection during the different stages of the competition.

  • Speed Trial: During the afternoon session from 3 – 4pm, each barista will be “speed trialled” on espressos. They will have two minutes to produce as many perfect espressos as possible.
  • Main Competition: Each contestant will begin their showcase section with a brief introduction, and verbally demonstrate what they have learnt on the run up to the competition day. Each barista will have a total of 15 minutes including introductions to produce for the four sensory judges 4 espressos and four 4 cappuccinos in total. Judges will be looking for excellence in the production of these coffees.
Johnsons Coffee is a company based in Lisburn (Northern Ireland) which provides high quality coffees alongside technical expertise and a diligent service support team. This 2016 Barista Challenge is the first of an annual event where baristas from all Harcourt Hotels: Titanic Hotel Liverpool, Townhouse Hotel ManchesterRedcastle Hotel (Donegal, Ireland) and the newest addition to the group Titanic Hotel Belfast will confront to showcase the very best of coffee art.

Coffee is a culture and an art in itself.  The Harcourt Hotels and Johnsons Coffee believe in developing the profile and quality of our Baristas so all our guests and visitors can enjoy an amazingly brewed drink at the highest standard in the industry. Who will emerge victorious?

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