Head Trainer and Academy Founder/Director
Since 2000, Brian has operated the highly successful and multi-award winning Caffe Buongiorno Tea Tree Plus in Modbury, SA. In 2004 he became the Head Trainer at the SA Coffee Academy, which he now owns and operates. Brian is a Certified Australian Barista Judge, Certified World Barista Judge, Australian Barista Championships Judge and ASCA Executive member. Brian’s judging experience ranges from barista competitions, latte art competitions and coffee in good spirits competitions in local, national and international events. He was the 2008/09 Winner Royal Adelaide Show Cupping Competition and placed 3rd in the 2009 Australian Cupping Competition.
Brian is a life member of Australian Specialty Coffee Associations and has been a member of the specialty coffee association since 2001. Brian has his advanced diploma in hospitality, is a certified professional restauranteur and is an accredited Specialty Association of Europe (SCAE) trainer.