Today’s Sydney Morning Herald published an article on what it means to be a champion barista: Master the daily grind – Employment News – MyCareer – smh.com.au.

Among the interviewees, David Makin is representing Australia at this month’s World Barista Championship in Berne, Switzerland. Also interviewed is Keith Pettigrew, executive officer of the AustralAsian Specialty Coffee Association (AASCA), who indicated that the AASCA has toyed with the idea of accrediting professional baristas to differentiate them from what he calls espresso operators.