Friday, September 7, 2018

Battle of Champions -The 12th Philippine Grand Barista Cup and 5th Latte Art Throwdown

September 06, 2018 @ World Trade Center - Allegro Beverage Corporation, announces The 5th Latte Art Throwdown will be held on September 13, 2018 and the 12th Philippine Grand Barista Cup (PGBC) on Sept 14, 2018 at the Asia Food Expo (AFEX) in the World Trade Center, Metro Manila. 

The best and greatest barista will compete for each other to win the Grand Championship and take home a Championship trophy, a Franke fully automatic espresso/cappuccino machine worth P100k, a Barista Kit worth P15k, free overnight hotel stay at Midas Hotel & Casino and Allegro gift bags from their valued sponsors.

The objectives of these competitions are: 

•To promote the excellence and recognition of the barista profession. 
•To increase the appreciation for specialty coffee especially Philippine Arabica beans. 
•To raise the bar for Filipino baristas competing in world championships. Our highest ranking has been 13th place out of 60 countries at the World Barista 

Allegro Beverage Corporation, the Philippine preferred coffee solutions provider, in partnership with LNA Management Group, will be staging the ultimate and the longest running Barista competitions in the country. 

Leo De Leon, President of Allegro Beverage said that these coffee competitions in the last 12 years have highlighted the technical and creative skills of the barista Finalists in-service presentation, creativity, and passion for coffee. He notes that more than half of our past winners have relocated overseas for greener pastures as there is a large demand for experienced Filipino baristas in cruise ships, hotels, casinos, restaurants and coffee shops. 

At a World Barista Championship that De Leon attended in Dublin, Ireland, there were 4 natural born Filipinos competing but representing countries from the Middle East and Austria. 

These events have grown in popularity and are celebrated by industry and coffee aficionados, showcasing the exceptional talent and craftsmanship of Filipinos in the art of coffee - the process of blending, style, creativity, and presentation. 

Their major partners for these events are EXPOBAR (the PGBC Official Espresso Machine from Spain), MOAK Special Bar (the PGBC Official Coffee Beans from Italy), Routin 1883 and Fruiss (the PGBC Official Gourmet Syrups from France), Nuova Simonelli(the PGBC Official Espresso Coffee Bean Grinder from Italy) and Franke fully automatic machines from Switzerland. 

Their GOLD sponsors are MILKLAB exclusively distributed by Grand Nourriture, Malongo Atelier Barista Philippines, UCC Coffee, UCC Academy, Blizzard Ref Sales Corporation and Far Eastern University. Our Media partners are the Philippine Daily Inquirer, Worid News, Chinese Commercial News, Coffee Tea and Ice Cream Magazine and Online Magazines - Asia Food News and Breakfast Magazine. 

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