Ian Kissick has emerged victorious in the 2023 UK Barista Championship, which is a prestigious competition that brings together the best baristas in the country to showcase their skills in making coffee. The event is organized annually and the winner of this competition will represent UK in the World Barista Championships later this year.
Behind Ian's success is his coaching team, who have worked tirelessly to help him hone his skills and prepare for the competition. They have provided him with guidance, support, and feedback throughout his journey, helping him to improve his technique, master the coffee (roasted by us) and develop his signature drink.
”The Standout team were fantastic to work with in sourcing & roasting our coffee for espresso. They sent us loads of samples, and once we’d decided on the natural Hartmann Gesha, listened carefully to our requirements for roasting, and executed them to perfection. Standout made our job really easy, and the coffee tasted phenomenal.” - Ian Kissick UK Barista Champion 2023
We are proud to have worked closely with Ian and his coaching team in preparation for the UK Barista Championship. We have during the last couple of months discussed, roasted a trillion samples and finally landed with the magnificent natural gesha from Finca Hartmann. A coffee that we and many clients around the world could be the best coffee in our lineup of 2023.
It is a moment of great pride for us, and for everyone who has been a part of Ian's journey to becoming a UK Barista Champion. We congratulate Ian on his well-deserved victory and wish him continued success in WBC in the near future.