Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Lumaban, Tops the 2nd Phil National Barista Competition
Last Thursday, was the final match of the remaining barista who participated from various schools and groups that has its curriculum and specialties specially on food and beverages. Six of the remaining candidates show its enthusiasm and confidence of being a top coffee barista by explaining to the judges how they compose and give some distinct touch of the drink they prepared.
Aldrin Lumaban of Craft Coffee Revolution won the prestigious National Barista Championship organized by Allegro Beverage, a leading coffee and beverage supplier in the HoReCa industry with Resorts World Manila as prestigious platinum partner and sponsor.
The Philippines now has its representative for the World Barista Championship in Seattle, U.S. next year.
Aldrin Lumaban won the 2nd Philippine National Barista Championship on October 17,2014 , beating 23 contenders during the three-day competition. He was among the six baristas who made it in the final round and competed last night.
A number of sensory judges including Lauro Fioretti, chief engineer of espresso coffee machine maker Nuova Simonelli, and Leo de Leon, founder and president of Allegro Beverage Corp, noted the “consistency” of Lumaban’s drinks and communication skills.
A barista is judged in both sensory and technical aspects of making coffee.
A barista from Craft Coffee Revolution, Lumaban has been actively joining national competitions and even participated in last year’s PNBC.
The only World Coffee Events-sanctioned competition in the country, PNBC was held at Resorts World Manila and Treston International College between October 15 and 17. PNBC 2014 was organized by Allegro Beverage Corp. who lends all the machines used specially for the contest proper and of course the Association of Filipino Baristas, Inc.