The Australian Barista Champion for 2016/17, Hugh Kelly, is touring Australia during May 2017 to give demonstrations of the ONA Coffee Distributor (OCD).

The ONA Coffee Distributor (OCD) was first developed by Sasa Sestic in 2011, as a means of combatting channeling in espresso extraction. Sestic is the founder of ONA Coffee and won the World Barista Championship in 2015.

The ONA Coffee Distributor Version 2 also won the People’s Choice Category in the Product Innovation Awards at the Melbourne International Coffee Expo (MICE) 2017. In front of a crowd of hundreds, the OCD tool was announced as the people’s choice in the Product Innovation Awards at Australia’s largest coffee event, the Melbourne International Coffee Expo.

Over the course of several  days, Hugh will visit several locations in Sydney, Brisbane, Perth and Melbourne, giving demonstrations of how to properly use the OCD tool, discuss test results, do blind tastings, give presentations and answer a Q&A session. The schedule will be as follows:

May 8 Sydney
Espresso Room, 6pm
Gateway Sydney, Gateway, Alfred St, Sydney NSW 2000

May 10 Brisbane
Dramanti Roasters, 5.30pm
94 Tingal Rd, Wynnum QLD 4178

May 11 Perth
The Daily Espresso, 5.30pm
119 Claremont Cres, Swanbourne WA 6010

May 15 Melbourne
Plug Nickel, 5.30pm
7 Peel St, Collingwood VIC 3066

May 16 Melbourne
Plug Nickel, 5.30pm
7 Peel St, Collingwood VIC 3066

If you are interested in attending one of the events, please register via