Singapore’s 1st National Barista Championship 2007

Singapore’s 1st National Barista Championship 2007

Singapore, 15 November 2006 – Singapore Coffee Association (SCA) will hold its first inaugural Singapore National Barista Championship (SNBC) from March 29 – 31 at Suntec City Convention Centre Room 208 & 209.

Supported by Singapore Exhibition Services (SES), the objectives of this highly regarded Singapore National Barista Championship include:

    * Promoting the growth, excellence & recognition in the Barista profession in Singapore.
    * Growing the Barista’s knowledge of and expertise in the preparation and serving of specialty, espresso coffee through competitions.
    * Promoting the knowledge and consumption of specialty coffee to the consumer through the Barista.

SCA’s Chairman, Mr. Victor Mah said, “This is the first time Singapore is holding a barista competition at a national level and it is open to all barista enthusiasts. We are hoping that through such events, we can inculcate in our younger generations that being a barista is a professional career that is creative, fun and exciting. We hope to be able to raise the profile of Barista profession in Singapore.”

Competitors will be judged by qualified assessors such as Justin Metcalf, World Barista Championship International Judge, as well as Qualified judges from the SCA on a number of criteria such as; creativity, barista skills; coffee taste, cleanliness and etc. The winner of the SNBC will then join the other champions from the respective countries at the World Barista Championship in Tokyo from July 31 – August 2.

[excerpt from http://www.singaporecoffee.org/forms%5CmediaRelease081106.htm]

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