Podhaczky wins title for state barista

Caleb Podhaczky brewing up a storm.
Caleb Podhaczky brewing up a storm. Photo: Supplied

Caleb Podhaczky, the head roaster of Cheltenham-based Five Senses Coffee, has won the state barista title at the Victorian championships, held on February 3 in Brunswick. Podhaczky will now represent Victoria in the national titles on March 1-3 at the Melbourne Showgrounds. Should he win, he'll return to the showgrounds for the World Barista Championships on May 23-26. Ben Bicknell of Five Senses says it's the third time Podhaczky has won the state title. ''We're so proud.''