World-class baristas join forces at European Coffee, Tea and Soft Drinks Expo evening

20/03/2019
World-class baristas join forces at European Coffee, Tea and Soft Drinks Expo evening

The top world-class baristas met at a prestigious event hosted by the organisers of European Coffee, Tea and Soft Drinks Expo last week.

Attendees at the event included award-winning barista Dan Fellows, head of wholesale at Origin Coffee and World Coffee in Good Spirits Champion 2018 and UK Barista Champion 2016; Bartek Kusmierz, Starbucks 2018 National Barista Champion and 2018 EMEA Barista Champion; Jason ClarkTalisker Whisky Ambassador & author of The Art & Craft of Coffee Cocktails, and Jana Slamova, national barista trainer, Baxter Storey, highest scoring female competitor in the finals of the 2017 UK Barista Championships.

They discussed their plans to wow attendees at the Barista Masterclasses and discussed exclusive insights into their particular techniques. 

The evening, was also attended by Peter Garcia, managing director of Victoria Arduino's exclusive UK importers VA Machinery, the coffee machine and grinder sponsor of the Barista Masterclasses. The evening included a demonstration from Garcia of the VA Machinery the baristas will be using during the masterclass.  

"It was such a pleasure to host the baristas who are going to be involved in this year's Barista Masterclasses feature at European Coffee, Tea & Soft Drinks Expo,” said Garcia.

“Such a varied skill set and from all parts of the coffee community, but all with such inspiring approaches to their craft. I can’t wait to see what they are going to be brewing on the Black Eagle Gravitech and Mythos Two Gravitech."

 

 

The must-attend Barista Masterclass includes:

  • Joao Almeida, head of drinks & operations, Elan Group & Latte Art Bar - Latte Art Champion
  • Dan Fellows, head of wholesale at Origin Coffee, World Coffee in Good Spirits Champion 2018, UK Barista Champion 2016
  • Dale Harris, HasBean coffee, World Barista Champion 2017
  • Bartek KusmierzStarbucks 2018 National Barista Champion, 2018 EMEA Barista Champion
  • Jana Slamovanational barista trainer, Baxter Storey - highest scoring female competitor in the finals of the 2017 UK Barista Championships
  • Dhan Tamangowner, Coffee Lab - UK Latte Art Champion x 5, World Latte Art Champion 4th place 2016
  • Stacey Canning, Coffee Champion, Harris & Hoole
  • Jason Clark, Talisker Whisky Ambassador & Author of The Art & Craft of Coffee Cocktails, Diageo
  • Agnieszka Rojewska, World Barista Champion 2018
  • Jimmy Dimitrov, head of training & education at Clifton Coffee Roasters  - UK Coffee Masters finalist 2018   
  • Sam Trevethyenhead of coffee & cocktails at Grind & Co, coffee mixologist and cocktail developer.

 

 

 

 

 

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