2nd Philippine National Barista Championship (PNBC)

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KEVIN ISRAEL FORTU 1st Philippine National Barista Champion

MANILA, Philippines (August 27, 2014) — Allegro Beverage Corporation, official organizers of the 2nd Philippine National Barista Championship (PNBC), the most prestigious barista competition in the country, announces today that registration to the 2014 competition is now open and ongoing. The 2nd Philippine National Barista Championship takes place October 15 to 17 — preliminary rounds are set on October 15 and 16 at Treston International
College in Fort Bonifacio Global City, Taguig while finals are set on October 17 at Resorts World Manila in Newport Boulevard, Pasay City.

“The road to the 2015 World Barista Championship is a very challenging task and we are in search of this year’s most qualified Filipino Barista to represent our country to the most prestigious coffee-making competition in the world,” says Mr. Leo de Leon, President and General Manager of Allegro Beverage Corporation. “The 2nd Philippine National Barista Championship celebrates the skills and craftsmanship of the country’s professional Baristas
and we encourage them to register and join the competition,” adds Mr. de Leon.


To compete in the 2nd Philippine National Barista Championship, entrants must complete the online registration through the official competition website:


The first thirty (30) online registrants will get a slot at the preliminary rounds. The top six (6) scorers from the preliminary rounds will
move to the finals and will vie for the most coveted Barista title of 2nd Philippine National Barista Champion.

During the competition, each competitor must prepare four espressos, four cappuccinos, and four original non-alcoholic espresso-based signature beverages of their own creation and serve them to a panel of four PNBC Certified Sensory Judges, all within a 15-minute timeframe. Two PNBC Certified Technical Judges will score competitors on procedures, consistency, cleanliness and other technical details. One WBC Certified Judge will oversee the judging panel and ensure that each competitor has been fairly scored by the judges.

Resorts World Manila is the Exclusive Platinum Sponsor to the 2nd Philippine National Barista Championship.   As of press time, other sponsors include Treston International College and Fly Ace Corporation (Gold Sponsors), Clear Water Systems Phils., Inc. and Philippine Barista & Coffee Academy (Silver Sponsors), and Kickstart Coffee and El Kapitan Food Enterprises (Bronze Sponsors).
The grand winner of the 2014 competition will represent the Philippines to the 2015 World Barista Championship, April 9 to 12, 2015 at the Specialty Coffee Association of America (SCAA) Expo in Seattle, USA.

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About Philippine National Barista Championship Philippine National Barista Championship (PNBC) is the country’s premiere barista competition sanctioned by World Coffee Events (WCE), organizers of World Barista Championship.  The competition is also supported and sanctioned by the Association of Filipino Baristas Inc., licensed  national body of WCE to the Philippines.  PNBC encourages and recognizes professional achievement in the art and skill of espresso beverage preparation and service.  The winner of 2014 PNBC receives the country’s highest national honour for a Barista,  and gets to officially represent the Philippines to the 2015 World Barista Championship in Seattle, USA.  Visit:

www.philippinenationalbaristachampionship.com for more details.

About Allegro Beverage Corporation 

Allegro Beverage Corporation (ABC) is the country’s leader in providing complete beverage solutions and the exclusive distributor of the finest espresso equipment, brewers, coffee beans,
gourmet syrups and sauces, and teas all used to produce sublime beverages with simple to complex flavours that cater to the most discriminating of tastes among beverage aficionados. Being at the
forefront of providing comprehensive business solutions, ABC provides “Wow” service geared towards ensuring efficiency and peace of mind through a wide coverage with a growing network of
service centers and dealers in strategic locations all over the country. For more information, visit www.allegrobeverage.com.


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