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I remain nothing but sceptical, when I’m not reeling from disbelief …

Barista finalist not wild on coffee
08 June 2006 

Claire Bishop doesn’t drink the stuff but she sure knows how to make a decent coffee.

The Hamilton manager of the BP Tristram St Wild Bean Cafe is one of 12 regional finalists for the Wild Bean Cafe Barista of the Year competition.

She said coffee was an acquired taste that she did not have. “I just don’t drink it. It’s really funny, I don’t even know how to make instant coffee.”

Making a decent coffee was all about fresh beans, the 20-year-old said.

She starts work at Tristram St BP at 6am each day and from then on it’s a constant coffee rush. “At 8 o’clock it’s the wake-up rush, then we’ve got the tech rush at about 10, then we’ve got the lunch rush.”

The central North Island regional winner heads to Auckland on June 20 to compete in the national finals.

(Waikato Times on 8-6-06)

A BP station? Seriously?


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