Chukwujekwu, Thin Tall Tony for Barista competition

By Sam Anokam

TWO BBNaija ex-housemates, Thin Tall Tony, and Isilomo will join Blossom Chukwujekwu and Peter Boyo as judges for the maiden edition of the Nigerian Barista competition.

The event, which will hold today, Saturday, June 19 at Vintage Cafe in Abuja, is a coffee competition that focuses on promoting excellence in coffee, advancing the barista profession.

The CEO, Vintage Cafe, Sofia O. Gambino, who is the brain behind the competition in Nigeria, said the aim is to “put our youth on the map so they can compete in world coffee events. I want to encourage more youth or anyone interested or curious to learn and explore to become a barista or try their hand.

“We want to grow the coffee culture and bring the coffee industry back to life, encourage farmers to grow, teach roasting, maybe encourage youth to build espresso machines, the possibilities are endless.  This competition will plant a seed to so much more.”

She explained that Barista Competition is mostly derived from the sensory evaluation of specialty coffee through the form of espresso.

The premise of Barista Competition, Gambino added, is to portray your mastery as a barista and to showcase a coffee that defies the boundaries of coffee and is superior to the rest.

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