UAE champion to compete for Coffee Franchise’s Barista of the Year Award


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Costa Coffee, the globally successful Italian coffee franchise opportunity, recently held its annual MENA and India barista competition in Dubai. The first prize went to John Greggy Aguila, who works at Costa UAE.

To win this coveted title of Regional Barista Champion; Aguila had to compete against Costa participants from nine other countries. The contest was held at the Amwaj Rotana. Aguila will now be going to London to take place in the Costa Barista of the Year Champion of Champions final, where he can win the Barista of the Year Award.

“Costa’s Barista of the Year competition is about recognizing professional excellence and advancing the barista profession,” said Costa’s MENA and India regional director Paul Robinson. Ten finalists from around the world will be able to show their skills once again on October 21st. Their tasks will include producing the perfect cup of handmade coffee and displaying their exquisite knowledge of the coffee industry.