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Congrats Tim Adams!
« on: 21/02/2009, 12:26 PM »
As we've announced earlier, Tim Adams was winner of the Australian Barista Champs held a couple of weekends ago in the Gold Coast.

We've got some pics of the event [including Tim in action] on the Gallery section of the main website [just click Home on menu bar at left >>Gallery]. Tim's currently away, but have asked him to put up a post or two when he gets back about himself, and his background prior to winning.

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Congrats Tim Adams!
« Reply #1 on: 27/02/2009, 10:39 PM »
Hi guys,
Sorry about the delay on the post.
Since the Australian comp things have turned a little busy!!!
So much to organise before such a huge event such as the WBC, with so many more logistical factors to consider. Things that you dont even need to consider when competing in Australia.
Things are on track now and with the clock ticking every second is vital.
Thanks to the crema team for the invite onto the forum, its is definatley a great way to keep in the mix of things for the industry. And every issue of the magazine is looking great.

A little about me, not that there is much to tell. A couple of years  ago I fell into coffee on the Sunshine Coast up in Sunny Qld. I guess its like all of us involved in coffee once your bitten by it you are hooked. I decided to compete back in may of last year just to get out and meet people with the same interest. Competing is a fantastic way of not only meeting other baristas and roasters but for personnal development. Any one who has competed would agree with me.
So after my first trip to Melb for the opens, and doing alright considering I scored a zero on my sig drink, i amassed over 600 points (08 score sheets) and came away keen to do better. I spent the next 8 months preparing for the Qld comp 09, and spent up to 25hrs a week everyweek breaking down bit by bit the 15min we have to perform.
The qld win was a major goal for the 09 season. So I was using the Aust semis to just enjoy and learn from some of the best in the country. its was a real thrill to rub shoulders with great Baristas like Con, Habib, Zoe, Jesse and the list goes on.
So to make the top 5 in Australia and be in the final was an honour, I didnt expect it, not because I doubted my own abilities but more so of the quality of the other baristas around me.
Then in the final I gave it everything. I knew if I went in hard anything could happen. Thankfully on that Sunday everything clicked and my coffee peaked at the right time.
The toughest part about winning is knowing that other people loose there dreams and goals in order for you to reach your own.
I guess that is apart of sports and competitions. For me words can not explain how great that feeling is knowing all the hours spent dosing, tamping, extracting, experimenting, rehearsing and giving up weekends and holidays to training paid off.
Really a dream come true.
Thanks again to AASCA and all the major sponsors.
Cheers
Tim


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Congrats Tim Adams!
« Reply #2 on: 27/02/2009, 11:50 PM »
Great to hear from you Tim.  That's a commendable ammount of work you've put in, but obviously it's been worth it.  Well done on your well deserved victory.  I remember your performance at the opens, sucks to hear about your sig drink back then.  I personally love acai (one of the main ingredients of monavie), so it's a real shock to hear they gave you flat zero's.  I've gotta say, one of the best things between your performance that took the nationals, and your performance back in the '08 opens was by the end of your nationals performance, I really felt like i knew the sort of person you are.  Your did really well to  pour your personality into your routine.  It was a very deserving win indeed.

Well done and best of luck @ the world's, I know you'll do us all proud!!  I hope you have a great support network behind you and wish you all the very best in the world during your prep and eventual performance!!

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« Reply #3 on: 28/02/2009, 02:03 AM »
hey tim congratulations on your well deserved win and welcome to the forum!

are you still working on the sunny coast and if so where abouts?
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« Reply #4 on: 28/02/2009, 09:59 PM »
lol, open next week, i wish!!

Thanks for the best wishes though.  If you have any free time be sure to give me a buzz.  I should at the very least have the Rancilio Z9 lever piston setup in the shop or we can find somewhere else to catch up for a coffee  :)

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« Reply #5 on: 01/03/2009, 05:59 AM »
sounds good I'll be in touch - cheers, pat
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« Reply #6 on: 02/07/2009, 09:59 AM »
Bit of 'catch-up' news - Tim has just advised that he is to start with Pioneer Coffee in Yandina, as head barista, head barista trainer and business development manager. Congratulations to Tim and also to Pioneer - we're sure he'll be a great asset!

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