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Barista Trio To Contest Coral Coast Coffee Competition

Barista Trio To Contest Coral Coast Coffee Competition
From left: Outrigger Fiji Beach Resort’s three baristas Michael Dennis, Ecelina Vunaki and Epeli Bakani will represent the resort at the annual Coral Coast Coffee Barista Competition in August. Photo: Outrigger Fiji Beach Resort
August 01
12:07 2018

Three baristas from Outrigger Fiji Beach Resort have qualified to represent the resort at the annual Coral Coast Coffee Barista Competition to be held this month.

The trio was selected by an independent food industry judge to be the best from 13 Outrigger barista contestants.

Other than the prestige of representing their resort in the regional finals, the aim of the contest is to build and develop more confidence and understanding in all food and beverage outlets on how to meet guests’ expectations and make the best coffee possible in the resort’s restaurants and bars.

The 2018 Outrigger Fiji Winner was Ecelina Marama Vunaki from Ivi Restaurant followed by Epeli Bakani, also from Ivi, and Michael Dennis from the Baravi Restaurant.

Ecelina is the first female host to hold the title of Outrigger Fiji Beach Resort’s top barista and is looking forward to the opportunity to take out the regional title.

Outrigger baristas who qualify for the Coral Coast Team will go to Nadi on August 30 to compete for the title of Fiji Barista of the Year.

Feedback:  maraia.vula@fijisun.com.fj

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