Australia has world’s best coffee

It’s official. Australia is home to the world’s best cup of coffee.

Australia has world’s best coffee

It may not surprise you, but now it’s official – Australia is home to the world’s best cup of coffee. What may surprise you is that the barista who took out the title is based in Canberra.

While Melbourne is often referred to as the coffee capital of the country, Canberra barista Sasa Sestic was named the 2015 World Barista Champion at the 16th Annual World Barista Championship.

Held in Seattle, USA, the championship saw Sestic beat barista representatives from all around the world, including the USA, Canada, Hong Kong, United Kingdom and France.

An Olympic handball champion in a former life, Sestic takes his coffee very seriously. The founder and director of ONA Coffee, Sestic details the different blends of coffee available on his website, right down to the location of farms and even the names of the farm owners.

If you’re in Canberra you can test out the winning barista’s skills at ONA Coffee House in Fyshwick, the Cupping Room in the CBD, or ONA on the Lawns in Manuka. If you’re a coffee aficionado who doesn’t reside in Canberra, perhaps it’s time to take a trip to our nation’s capital?

So, what the secret of Sestic’s signature drink? A dash of Canberra district winemaker Tim Kirk’s Clonakilla shiraz viognier. We think his combining of two of life’s greatest pleasures is simply genius.

Find out more at ONA Coffee.

Where’s the best coffee you’ve ever had?


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    2nd May 2015
    Congratulations to Sasa! - Today, as it happens with milk....well, so many "choices" but, nothing replaces the real McKoy - hence, any freshly made coffee with real coffee beans and simply brewed need for fancy espresso or coffee machines (and, yes, got one at home too) - will deliver. What is a total NO NO NO are the instant coffees which are full of sugar and they lack flavour. Today, many expect us to pay $ 3.50 to $ 4 for a nice cuppa: well, a total rip off: we buy a kilo of good coffee beans for anything between 12 to 15 dollars: watch the specials! and.....most important enjoy your cuppa!
    2nd May 2015
    It always tastes better when someone else makes it.
    2nd May 2015
    Yesterday in Cairns, at the coffee shop in Stratford. It kept me awake all night!
    Polly Esther
    2nd May 2015
    Coffee is renowned for keeping people awake, why doesn't it work in Canberra?
    Tom Tank
    2nd May 2015
    It is because coffee is too hard to drink when your snout is in the trough.
    2nd May 2015
    Dominion in Townsville. All the different coffees and brewing methods with Panache plus you don't have to put up with Canberra (and the pollies)
    2nd May 2015
    Several years ago at Melbourne Airport late at night I asked for 2 lattes. The young chap started making them asked me if I wanted milk with that. I said a Latte was a coffee that already included steamed milk. He said well if you want it that way it will be 50 cents extra. I was thunderstruck. The lady behind me laughed and said, well you are in Melbourne now. We now have a standing joke and when someone mentions coffee, we say , NOT a Victorian Late!

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