Barista Competition

Coffee Care Ltd, a leading coffee maker within the food industry, successfully held the 2nd Piazza D'Oro Barista Competition Grand Final on March 22, 2017 at Sensatori Resort Aphrodite Hills by Atlantica.
The purpose of the competition - which has now been established as an institution - was to highlight the expertise of Coffee Care's Baristas to customers, and to share some of their secrets, as well as the exchange of opinions and ideas regarding espresso coffee on the market. The competition was watched by 180 people.

After a long pre-selection and semi-final process at the Coffee Care Training Center, six experienced Baristi took part in the final:

  • Alin Vulcanescu, Elea Estates, Paphos
  • Harris Tymvios, Coffee House, Limassol
  • Antigone Adamou, Palleto wine cellar & Coffee Lab, Liopetri
  • Euripides Stokkos, Coffee Pause, Paphos
  • Giorgos Konstantinou, Sun Hall Hotel, Larnaca
  • Laszlo Dobos, Aphrodite Hills resorts by Atlantica, Paphos

The members of the jury were Mr. Matt Lord (Business Development Manager of Jacobs Douwe Egberts), Mr. Kostis Makrakis (Sales Director of the Professional Department of Café Dandali in Crete) and Mr. Aris Christoforou (Roaster and Barista Trainer).
The big winner was Giorgos Constantinou, who won a trip to the Jacobs Douwe Egberts plant in the Netherlands, second place was taken by Euripides Stokkos, who won a home machine and an Ascaso-Dream mill and the third place was captured by Antigoni Adamou Which won a full set of Barista equipment.
The next (third) Piazza D'Oro Barista Competition Grand Final will be held in free Famagusta in early 2018 and the aim of Coffee Care is this initiative to help professionals offer the best cup of coffee to the general public!