PASAY CITY, Philippines – Silvester Dan Sibal Samonte of El Union Coffee bagged the nation’s most prestigious barista title and beat five of the country’s most highly skilled baristas during an intense final round of the 2016 Philippine National Barista Championship, held on January 23 at the Newport Mall Atrium of Resorts World Manila.
Last August 22, 2014, I was invited with blogger friends at The Terrace in Resorts World Manila, Pasay City by Allegro Beverage Corporation, the country’s leading provider of complete beverage solutions and exclusive distributor of the finest espresso equipment, brewers, coffee beans, gourmet syrups and sauces, and teas.
Pete Licata, the 2013-2014 World Barista Champion, recently visited Manila for a series of barista showdowns and to promote the second Philippine National Barista Championship, the country's only barista competition sanctioned by World Coffee Events, organizer of the prestigious World Barista Championship (WBC).
The World Barista Championship (WBC) is the preeminent international coffee competition produced annually by World Coffee Events (WCE). The competition focuses on promoting excellence in coffee, advancing the barista profession, and engaging a worldwide audience with an annual championship event that serves as the culmination of local and regional events around the globe. This year, there are a few changes to the rules of the competition.
Nuova Simonelli has recently received the Best Equipment Supplier Award at Allegra’s European Coffee Awards. The prestigious international award was given to Nuova Simonelli on the occasion of the eighth European Coffee Symposium held 23 – 25 November in Copenhagen.
Allegro Beverage Corporation, the number one coffee solutions provider in the Philippines and Guam together with Resorts World Manila, the country’s premiere entertainment and leisure destination, hosted a press conference on January 7 to preview the 2016 Philippine Coffee Championships and RWM Coffee Festival.