1ST FIGARO BARISTA CUP
Last Saturday, June 1, the 1st Figaro Barista Cup Finals was held in Figaro DBP branch in Makati City. Seven finalists vie for the win. Maverick Fajardo, barista from Figaro Malolos, was declared champion with his signature drink called 'Lychee Coffee Delight'. Abraham Morano of Figaro Alabang Town Center and Alexander Rivera of Figaro Greenbelt bagged the second and third place, respectively. Maverick will be representing Figaro Coffee Company in the barista cup sponsored by Rancilio which will be happening in the third quarter of this year.
Before the finals, an elimination round took place last May 18 where in 15 baristas from different Figaro branches participated. The baristas exhibited their skills by preparing espresso and cappuccino for judges while explaining the origin of the coffee used. Only those who progressed to the finals need to create their own signature drink.
The 1st Figaro Barista Cup was successfully concluded with the support of E-Blue Holdings, Fonterra, ESV International, King Sue Ham & Sausages, KLG International, Sympa International and Quick Print who sponsored the materials and prizes.
Figaro Barista Cup will be an annual event that will exhibit the skills of the Figaro baristas and will prove that Figaro Coffee Company brews world class coffee and world class talents as well.