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The Best Regional Coffee Makers in the Country

The Fiji Barista of the Year Competition semi finals ended successfully with the selection of the region’s winners. The regional winners will now prepare themselves for the national finals which
23 Aug 2015 12:05
The Best Regional Coffee Makers in the Country

The Fiji Barista of the Year Competition semi finals ended successfully with the selection of the region’s winners.

The regional winners will now prepare themselves for the national finals which will be held in November compete in the finals.

Coordinated by the Fiji Chefs Association, the competition will consist of winners from the three regional competitions to vie for bragging rights and overall title of Barista of the Year.

Outrigger Fiji Beach Resort Executive Chef Shailesh Naidu said the competition intends to boost the tourism industry and attract coffee drinkers.

“As we know most of our tourists love to drink coffee so this competitions aims to better the skills of our coffee makers. The better coffee we make the more tourists we will attract which is good for our tourism industry,” he said.

Mr Naidu added: “This is the second year we are having this competition and we are now looking forward to the finals and hope to have many more successful barista competitions to come for the benefit of our coffee makers and tourists.”

Barrista competition Semi final winners

Day 1- Suva;

1st place: Bibiana – Novotel Lami

2nd place: Alisi – Tanoa Plaza Hotel

3rd place: Netava – Bad Dog Cafe

Day 2 – Coral Coast;

1st place: Malakai – Outrigger Fiji Beach Resort

2nd place: Anand – InterContinental Fiji Golf Resort & Spa

3rd place: Pravinesh – Shangri-La’s Fijian Resort & Spa.

Day 3- Nadi Regional

1st place: Runa (Novotel)

2nd place: Aachal (Tanoa International)

3rd place: Mereoni Bulou (Sofitel)

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