This is the first time that I watched barista competition and I am amazed with the talents of Filipinos. This year's winner is Michelle Anne Rivera from Toby's Estate Coffee Maker. She is the only female in the competition and her first time to compete. Rivera created a fusion of coffee and tea which are both popular drinks.
The Grand Barista Cup 2018 was held last September 14 at the AsiaFood Expo (AFEX) 2018, held at the World Trade Center Manila.
ASIAFOOD EXPO (AFEX) 2018, the International Expo on Food Processing, Packaging, and Handling Machinery, Equipment and Technology; in conjunction with Foodserv Asia and Bakery Asia 2018; now on its 27th year, showcased the most comprehensive line of food machineries and equipment for the food and beverage industry, with the assortment of foreign and local exhibitors, showcased the latest and top-of-of-the-line products and services.
Raw materials, flavors and fragrances, products, services and business solution provider exhibitors are also in AFEX 2018; an encounter with them will surely be of great value for potential and current entrepreneurs in discovering new suppliers and acquiring technology transfer in to making their food enterprises to be at par with the global market.
In cooperation with partner exhibitors, AFEX supports the coffee and flair industries through specialized competitions which bring out the best in their line. The 5th Latte Art Throwdown (September 13, Thursday) and the 12th Philippine Grand Barista Cup (September 14, Friday), in partnership with Allegro Beverage Corporation, supports the coffee industry through this barista competitions, by discovering the best coffee artist and barista in the trade, and creating their unique coffee designs and concoctions which will be served in cafes in and around the country. While, Blu Coffee Distributors hosted the second Flair and Cocktail Championships Finals (September 15, Saturday), having their preliminaries in Food & Drinks Asia 2018, both events is part of this one-of-a-kind flair and cocktails competition, in support to the mixology and flair tending industries.Technical product presentations, business seminars, and product demos are open for AFEX 2018 visitors'free-of-charge, to help them gather the latest information on food packaging, processing, and product handling updates, new applications and trends.
For more details and inquiries, visit www.afex.com.ph.