We need your help now

Support from readers like you keeps The Journal open.

You are visiting us because we have something you value. Independent, unbiased news that tells the truth. Advertising revenue goes some way to support our mission, but this year it has not been enough.

If you've seen value in our reporting, please contribute what you can, so we can continue to produce accurate and meaningful journalism. For everyone who needs it.


Fancy yourself a barista? Here's how to prove your skills and win some incredible prizes

It’s your chance to be crowned Home Barista of the Year.

WHAT WOULD WE do without coffee? If, like us, caffeine is a big part of your day you’ll be happy to hear that Currys are launching their 2nd ever Home Barista of the Year competition in association with Sage Appliances.

If you missed out on last year’s competition have no fear, there’s still plenty of time for you to enter and it could be the perfect opportunity to get involved and show off your barista skills. 

If you know everything there is to know about prepping your milk, if you pull your espresso to complete perfection, and if you can’t seem to get rid of your friends because your home coffee is too good to be true, then this is the competition for you! 

coffeelatteartcappuccinofoamsetisolatedonwhitebackground Shutterstock / Venus Kaewyoo Shutterstock / Venus Kaewyoo / Venus Kaewyoo

To enter* and be in with a chance of being crowned Home Barista of the Year, all you have to do is share a picture or video of your at-home barista skills on your Twitter or Instagram feed being sure to grab our attention with the hashtag #HomeBaristaoftheYear. 

There are thousands of euro worth of prizes up for grabs, including Sage’s newest coffee machine, Sage The Barista Express™ Impress and Currys gift cards. 

674840_2 Sage The Barista Express™ Impress in Sea Salt colour.

Sage The Barista Express™ Impress helps consumers achieve the perfect dose of espresso and a precise temperature while reducing espresso grind mess, the perfect combination to create an award-winning coffee. Introducing new technology by way of its Impress™ puck system, the smart dosing system ensures each dose of ground espresso delivered to the filter basket is calculated based on your previous grind, just the way you like it! Check out more information here.

674840_4 Sage The Barista Express™ Impress in Sea Salt colour.

Currys want to see how much passion you have for your favourite coffee drink in your submission so be sure to include the beans you use, your milk preferences, the more info they have the better in order to crown the nation’s Home Barista of the Year.  

For more details check out Currys website and there’s no time to waste! Get frothing now and don’t forget to tag #HomeBaristaoftheYear. 

*Terms and conditions: This promotion is open to Republic of Ireland residents aged 18 years old or over. See full terms here on currys.ie.


Your Voice
Readers Comments
This is YOUR comments community. Stay civil, stay constructive, stay on topic. Please familiarise yourself with our comments policy here before taking part.
Leave a Comment
    Submit a report
    Please help us understand how this comment violates our community guidelines.
    Thank you for the feedback
    Your feedback has been sent to our team for review.

    Leave a commentcancel