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Hyde Restaurant Head wins Coffee Masters at London Coffee Festival

James Wise was announced as the winner at the Coffee Masters 2017. The event took place at London Coffee Festival in Brick Lane’s Truman Brewery from 6th to 9th April.

Coffee Masters is a fast-paced, global barista tournament, taking place annually at The London and New York Coffee Festivals. The competition saw twenty of the world’s best baristas compete head-to-head in a series of disciplines for the prestigious Coffee Masters title.

James Wise, Head of Coffee at Hyde restaurants, won with the bespoke cocktail he created specifically for the Coffee Masters. The Lo Svizzero contains Campari, Fernet-Branca Amaro, Date Syrup, his own Nicaraguan Coffee Vermouth and chocolate bitters.

During the competition, baristas undertake seven different challenges that imitate the busy working environment of a professional barista. These disciplines are designed to test a barista’s skill, timing and presentation as they compete head-to-head in each fast-paced battle.

Hyde restaurants have recently opened Treves & Hyde in East London in March. It is a dynamic restaurant and bar space, by Hyde restaurants with executive chef George Tannock at the helm. Located within Leman Locke, the future facing concept shaking up the world of lifestyle.

Treves & Hyde’s custom-built Mavam coffee machine is the first of it’s kind in the UK, put to work by Wise. The Mavam is accompanied by a Curtis G4 brewing system, a Mythos One espresso grinder and a Mahlkonig EK43 grinder.

Photo credit: Treves and Hyde website

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