PR: 2nd Philippine Natl Barista Championship

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Attended the Final Round of the 2nd Philippine National Barista Championship at Resorts World Manila in Newport Boulevard, Pasay City last Friday. 17th of October. 

Allegro Beverage Corporation Seals Partnership with AFBI in Staging the Country’s Most Prestigious Barista Competition. 

Leo de Leon, President & General Manager of Allegro Beverage Corporation
“Allegro Beverage Corporation have been serving the local coffee industry for the past 15 years, and it is with great honour and pride that AFBI, along with World Coffee Events, recognize our company as a partner in advancing the Barista profession in the Philippines,” says Leo de Leon, President and General Manager of Allegro Beverage Corporation. “The partnership with AFBI in staging the 2nd Philippine National Barista Championship is a realization to our goal that local Baristas will no longer be seen as just people behind the counter, but as professionals with refined skills in a culinary art,” adds Mr. de Leon, during the Preliminary rounds for the 2nd PNBC held at Treston International College in Fort Bonifacio Global City, Taguig for 2 days.




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 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 time.

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. and the Association of Filipino Baristas, Inc.



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